Mar"ga*rin (?), n. [Cf. F. margarine. See Margarite.] Physiol. Chem.

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.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.