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elain


elain


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Olein  \O"le*in\,  n.  [L.  oleum  oil:  cf  F.  ol['e]ine.]  (Physiol. 
  Chem.) 
  A  fat,  liquid  at  ordinary  temperatures,  but  solidifying  at 
  temperatures  below  0[deg]  C.,  found  abundantly  in  both  the 
  animal  and  vegetable  kingdoms  (see  {Palmitin}).  It  dissolves 
  solid  fats,  especially  at  30-40[deg]  C.  Chemically,  olein  is 
  a  glyceride  of  oleic  acid;  and  as  three  molecules  of  the 
  acid  are  united  to  one  molecule  of  glyceryl  to  form  the  fat, 
  it  is  technically  known  as  {triolein}.  It  is  also  called 
  {elain}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elaine  \E*la"ine\,  or  Elain  \E*la"in\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  olive  oil,  oil, 
  from  ?  the  olive  tree:  cf  F.  ['e]la["i]ne.]  (Chem.) 
  Same  as  {Olein}.