Olestra

[ɒ'lɛstrə]
noun trademark a synthetic calorie-free substitute for fat in foods, able to pass through the body without being absorbed.
Origin
1980s: from (p)ol(y)est(e)r + the suffix -a.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • olestra — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż Ia, CMc. olestrastrze, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} syntetyczny tłuszcz niewchłaniany przez organizm, składający się z cząsteczek cukru, do której podłączonych jest 6 lub 8 cząsteczek kwasów tłuszczowych : {{/stl 7}}{{stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Olestra — Rotating stereogram animation of Olestra Olestra (also known by its brand name Olean) is a fat substitute that adds no fat, calories, or cholesterol to products. It has been used in the preparation of traditionally high fat foods such as potato… …   Wikipedia

  • Olestra — Animación representando una molécula de Olestra Olestra (también conocido por su nombre comercial Olean) es un sustituto de las grasas que no aporta triacilgliceroles, calorías ni colesterol a los productos alimenticios. Ha sido utilizado en la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Olestra — Polyester de saccharose Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Olestra — Dreidimensionale Darstellung des Olestra Moleküls (animiert) Olestra ist ein synthetischer Fettersatzstoff, bestehend aus Estern von Fettsäuren und Saccharose (Saccharosepolyester). Es kann nicht von den körpereigenen Lipasen abgebaut werden. Zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • olestra — {{#}}{{LM O27983}}{{〓}} {{[}}olestra{{]}} ‹o·les·tra› {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} Grasa sintética sin calorías, que no es absorbida por el organismo …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • olestra — noun Etymology: probably by shortening & alteration from (sucrose) polyester Date: 1987 a noncaloric fat substitute consisting of a series of compounds that are sucrose esters of six to eight fatty acids resistant to absorption by the digestive… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • olestra — /oh les treuh/, n. a synthetic oil used as a substitute for dietary fat: not digested or absorbed by the human body. [1995; ol ( < L oleum oil) + estra, alter. of (poly)ester] * * * …   Universalium

  • olestra — oles·tra ō les trə n a noncaloric fat substitute consisting of a series of compounds that are sucrose esters of six to eight fatty acids resistant to absorption by the digestive system due to their large size …   Medical dictionary

  • olestra — n. modern artificial fat that is not absorbed by the body and has a low caloric value …   English contemporary dictionary

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