olestra(redirected from sucrose polyester)
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A calorie-free fat substitute synthesized from sucrose and vegetable oil for use in snacks such as potato chips, and capable of passing through the body without being digested.
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a synthetic oil used as a substitute for dietary fat: not digested or absorbed by the human body.
[1990–95; ol- (< Latin oleum oil) + -estra, alter. of (poly)ester]
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