Definition of Butyrin

1. Noun. Any of three glycerides of butyric acid.

Specialized synonyms: Tributyrin
Generic synonyms: Glyceryl Ester



Definition of Butyrin

1. n. A butyrate of glycerin; a fat contained in small quantity in milk, which helps to give to butter its peculiar flavor.

Definition of Butyrin

1. Noun. (organic compound) The triglyceride of butyric acid; the principal constituent of butterfat ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Butyrin

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Butyrin

1. A butyrate of glycerin; a fat contained in small quantity in milk, which helps to give to butter its peculiar flavor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Butyrin

butynyl
butyraceous
butyral
butyraldehyde
butyraldehydes
butyrals
butyramide
butyramides
butyrate
butyrate-CoA ligase
butyrates
butyration
butyric
butyric acid
butyric acids
butyrin (current term)
butyrins
butyro-
butyrocholinesterase
butyroid
butyroin
butyrometer
butyrometers
butyrone
butyrophenone
butyrophenones
butyrous
butyryl
butyryl-CoA
butyryl-CoA acetoacetate CoA transferase

Literary usage of Butyrin

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1856)
"I. butyrin, by the mere boiling of its alcoholic solution, acquires the property of ... In a warm atmosphere, butyrin acquires by incipient decomposition, ..."

2. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"As, in very cold weather, the latter becomes concrete, the former is, under such circumstances, strained from it. OF butyrin ..."

3. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1836)
"By Dobereiner, a similar result is said to have been obtained, by subjecting coal gas and aqueous vapour to the temperature of ignition. OF butyrin ..."

4. Dairy Chemistry by Harry Snyder (1905)
"... as stearin, palmitin, and olein, are present. 30. Kinds of Butter Fats. — The various fats which are present in butter are butyrin, ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"Regarding the content of non-saponifiable substances in fats nnd oils, see p. 103. 4. Glycerides. butyrin, (C,H,O),.QH6/" = (C,H,COOO),.C,H,"'. ..."

6. Chemistry of Animal Bodies by Thomas Thomson (1843)
"This oil was butyrin, mixed with a little elain. The acid reaction was owing to the property which alcohol has of partially decomposing the ..."

7. Animal Chemistry with Reference to the Physiology and Pathology of Man by Johann Franz Simon (1845)
"In order to isolate butyrin from the various compounds with which it is associated in ... At that temperature olein and butyrin are liquid, while the solid ..."

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