Butyrin


Butyrin

Butyrin, also known as tributyrin, is any of the three isomeric glyceryl esters of butyric acid, naturally present in butter. Among other things, it is used as an in making margarine. It is commonly occurring in butter and can be described as a liquid fat with an acrid taste.

Tributyrin is also used in microbiological laboratories to identify the bacterium Moraxella catarrhalis. Fact|date=July 2008

Tributyrin, a stable and rapidly absorbed product of butyric acid, enhances antiproliferative effects of dihydroxycholecalciferol in human colon cancer cells. Fact|date=July 2008

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  • Butyrin — Bu ty*rin, n. (Physiol. Chem.) A butyrate of glycerin; a fat contained in small quantity in milk, which helps to give to butter its peculiar flavor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Butyrīn — (Chem.), 1) durch Einwirkung von Buttersäure auf Glycerin erhaltener Körper, der in drei verschiedenen Formen auftritt: a) Monobutyrin, eine durch Einwirkung von Buttersäure auf Glycerin bei gewöhnlicher Temperatur bis 200° erhaltene ölartige… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • butyrin — [byo͞ot′ər in] n. [ BUTYR(IC) + IN1] a glyceryl ester, C3H5 (C4H7O2) 3, of butyric acid …   English World dictionary

  • Butyrin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name L (+) Aminobuttersäure Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • butyrin — /byooh teuhr in/, n. Chem. a colorless, liquid ester present in butter, formed from glycerin and butyric acid. [1820 30; BUTYR(IC) + (GLYCER)IN] * * * …   Universalium

  • butyrin — noun The triglyceride of butyric acid; the principal constituent of butterfat …   Wiktionary

  • butyrin — bu·tyr·in byüt ə rən n any of the three liquid glycerides of butyric acid esp TRIBUTYRIN * * * bu·ty·rin (buґtər in) tributyrin …   Medical dictionary

  • butyrin — bu·tyr·in …   English syllables

  • butyrin — bu•tyr•in [[t]ˈbyu tər ɪn[/t]] n. chem. a colorless liquid ester in butter, formed from glycerin and butyric acid • Etymology: 1820–30; butyr ( ic) + (glycer) in …   From formal English to slang

  • butyrin — /ˈbjutərən/ (say byoohtuhruhn) noun a colourless liquid fat or ester present in butter, and formed from glycerine and butyric acid. {Latin būtyrum butter + in2} …   Australian English dictionary


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