Definition of Margarin

1. Noun. A glyceryl ester of margaric acid.

Exact synonyms: Glycerol Trimargarate
Generic synonyms: Glyceryl Ester



2. Noun. A spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter.
Exact synonyms: Margarine, Marge, Oleo, Oleomargarine
Terms within: Oil, Vegetable Oil, Trans Fatty Acid
Specialized synonyms: Stick
Generic synonyms: Paste, Spread

Definition of Margarin

1. n. A fatty substance, extracted from animal fats and certain vegetable oils, formerly supposed to be a definite compound of glycerin and margaric acid, but now known to be simply a mixture or combination of tristearin and tripalmitin.

Definition of Margarin

1. a butter substitute [n -S]

Medical Definition of Margarin

1. A fatty substance, extracted from animal fats and certain vegetable oils, formerly supposed to be a definite compound of glycerin and margaric acid, but now known to be simply a mixture or combination of tristearin and teipalmitin. Origin: Cf. F. Margarine. See Margarite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Margarin

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margarin (current term)
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Literary usage of Margarin

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1. A Manual of elementary chemistry by George Fownes (1866)
"When stearin, margarin, and olein ar« boiled with a strong solution of caustic potassa or sodu, they gradually combine with the alkali, ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"margarin constitutes the solid ingredient of goose grease, of human fat, ... According to Heintz, margarin is not a simple fat; for when saponified, ..."

3. Principles of Organic and Physiological Chemistry by Carl Löwig (1853)
"We extract tallow, containing margarin, with cold ether, until it no longer loses weight. From the etheric solution margarin is first separated by ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"Her Mémoires, written by herself, are valuable because of the details they contain of the last days of the line of Valois. margarin ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1894)
"Fifty Gm. of margarin mixed with four and six milligrammes of phenolphthalein were exposed to light and air for six weeks without any alteration in their ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1868)
"... besides numerous molecules and granules, a few vegetable structures and a large number of fine needle-shaped crystals of margarin. ..."

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