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 (ō′lē-ĭn) also o·le·ine (-ĭn, -ēn′)
The triglyceride, C57H104O6, of oleic acid, occurring naturally in most fats and oils as an oily, yellow liquid and used as a textile lubricant.
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for triolein
[C19: from French oléine, from Latin oleum oil + -in]
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(ˈoʊ li ɪn)

1. a colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C57H104O6, the triglyceride of oleic acid, present in many vegetable oils.
2. the oily liquid or lower-melting fractions of a fat.
[1830–40; < French oléine=olé- (< Latin oleum oil) + -ine -in1]
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Noun1.olein - a naturally occurring glyceride of oleic acid that is found in fats and oils
glyceryl ester - an ester of glycerol
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