butterfat

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butterfat

(bŭt′ər-făt′)
n.
The natural fat of milk from which butter is made, consisting largely of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. Also called milk fat.

butterfat

globules in the milk of all species. It can be separated to make butter. The nutritional value and the price of milk are judged on, among other things, the butterfat content of the milk. A dramatic drop in the content in milk of butterfat may be caused by a too low fiber content of the diet.