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[French butyrine, from Latin būtȳrum, butter; see butter.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless liquid ester or oil found in butter. It is formed from butyric acid and glycerine
[C20: from butyr(ic acid + glycer)in(e)]
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bu•tyr•in(ˈbyu tər ɪn)
a colorless liquid ester in butter, formed from glycerin and butyric acid.
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