butyrin definition

  • noun:
    • any one of three isomeric glyceryl esters of butyric acid, naturally contained in butter.
    • The triglyceride of butyric acid; the key constituent of butterfat
    • A butyrate of glycerin; a fat contained in small quantity in milk, that will help to give to butter its strange flavor.
    • A triglycerid, C3H5(C4H7O2)3, that will be a constant constituent of butter, along with olein, stearin, as well as other glycerids. It is a neutral yellow fluid fat, having a sharp, bitter style.
    • any one of three glycerides of butyric acid

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