Definitions for oleinˈoʊ li ɪn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word olein

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•le•inˈoʊ li ɪn(n.)

  1. a colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C57H104O6, the triglyceride of oleic acid, present in many vegetable oils.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. the oily liquid or lower-melting fractions of a fat.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of olein:

1830–40; < F oléine=olé- (< L oleumoil ) +-ine -in1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. triolein, olein(noun)

    a naturally occurring glyceride of oleic acid that is found in fats and oils


  1. olein(Noun)

    Any naturally-occurring greasy or oily substance related to fat

  2. olein(Noun)

    Any glyceride of oleic acid


Find a translation for the olein definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these olein definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"olein." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for olein?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for olein: