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ˈoʊ li ɪnolein

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triolein, oleinnoun

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


  1. oleinnoun

    Any naturally-occurring greasy or oily substance related to fat

  2. oleinnoun

    Any glyceride of oleic acid


  1. olein

    Olein is a colorless to yellowish liquid that is a form of glycerol ester derived from natural fats and oils. It is the triglyceride of oleic acid and comprises approximately 55-80% of olive oil. It is also known for its lubricating properties and is commonly used in the manufacturing of soaps, cosmetics, and food processing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Olein

    ō′lē-in, n. a natural fat, found in the fatty oils of animals and vegetables.—n. O′leāte, a salt of oleic acid.—adj. Olefī′ant, producing oil.—ns. Olefī′ant-gas, ethylene; O′lefine, any one of a group of hydrocarbons homologous with ethylene.—adjs. O′leic; Oleif′erous, producing oil, as seeds.—ns. Oleomar′garine, artificial butter at first made from pure beef-fat, now from oleo-oil, neutral lard, milk, cream, and pure butter, worked together, with a colouring matter; Oleom′eter, an instrument for determining the density of oils; O′leon, a liquid obtained from the distillation of olein and lime; Oleores′in, a native compound of an essential oil and a resin: a preparation of a fixed or volatile oil holding resin in solution; Oleosac′charum, a mixture of oil and sugar.—adjs. O′leōse, O′leous, oily. [L. oleum, oil.]

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  1. ileon

  2. enoil

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of olein in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of olein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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