interesterify

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inter- +‎ esterify

Verb[edit]

interesterify (third-person singular simple present interesterifies, present participle interesterifying, simple past and past participle interesterified)

  1. (transitive, chemistry) To rearrange the attachments of fatty acids to glycerols within (a batch of fat molecules), resulting in a different distribution, within the batch, of types of fat.

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