• WordNet 3.6
    • n olein a naturally occurring glyceride of oleic acid that is found in fats and oils
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Olein (Physiol. Chem) A fat, liquid at ordinary temperatures, but solidifying at temperatures below 0° C., found abundantly in both the animal and vegetable kingdoms (see Palmitin). It dissolves solid fats, especially at 30-40° C. Chemically, olein is a glyceride of oleic acid; and, as three molecules of the acid are united to one molecule of glycerol to form the fat, it is technically known as triolein. It is also called elain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n olein One of the most widely distributed of the natural fats, the trioleic ether of glycerol, having the formula C3H5(C18H33O2)3. It is a colorless oil at ordinary temperatures, with little odor and a faint sweetish taste, insoluble in water, readily soluble in alcohol and ether. It becomes solid at 21° F. It is not found pure in nature, but the animal and vegetable fatty oils consist largely of it. Also elain.
    • n olein The trade-name of the oil, fluid at common temperature, obtained by means of hydraulic pressure from the butter-like tropical fats, such as cocoauut-oil and palm-oil, especially the former. It is not chemically pure olein, but contains beside this some palmitin and some of the glycerides of the lower fatty acids, such as myristin, laurin, and caprin. In the so-called olein from cocoanut there is a large proportion of laurin and but little real olein.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Olein ō′lē-in a natural fat, found in the fatty oils of animals and vegetables
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. oleum, oil: cf. F. oléine,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. oleum, oil.


In literature:

This product is obtained by thickening water-glass with stearine, oleine, or any other easily saponifiable fat.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
Oleine is stable, has no tendency to turn rancid and is easily digested.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
Olive oil and peanut oil are "non-drying" and contain oleic compounds (olein).
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The soap in most general use for scouring woollen fabrics is neutral oleine-soda soap.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
A catalytic may be used to ignite gas or to convert oleins into stearines.
"The Classification of Patents" by United States Patent Office
Ox-tallow consists of seventy-six parts of stearine and twenty-four of oleine, out of one hundred parts.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
We use olive oil, but some other manufacturers prefer lard oil or oleine.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
These are stearine, margarine, and oleine.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Pure olein, supposing none of the liberated acid to be dissolved in water, would yield 95.7 per cent.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
Most of the common oils with which we are familiar in food are composed chiefly of olein.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
They contain a bland fixed oil, consisting chiefly of olein.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
It consists chiefly of stearin, palmitin and olein.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
The commonest of these are stearin, a waxy solid, palmitin, a softer solid, and olein, an oil.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
When subjected to pressure between folds of blotting-paper, the oleine is absorbed, while the stearine remains.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings
Count Oleine's Palace is near perfected in this manner.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn