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[French butyrine, from Latin būtȳrum, butter; see butter.]


(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)]


(ˈbyu tər ɪn)

a colorless liquid ester in butter, formed from glycerin and butyric acid.
[1820–30; butyr (ic) + (glycer) in]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butyrin - any of three glycerides of butyric acid
tributyrin - a bitter oily triglyceride of butyric acid; a form of butyrin
glyceryl ester - an ester of glycerol
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