palm nut oil
palm nut oil[′päm ‚nət ‚ȯil]
Yellowish fatty oil; soluble in alcohol, either, carbon disulfide, and chloroform; main components are triolein and triglycerides of stearic, palmitic, myristic, lauric, and other fatty acids; used to make soap, chocolate products, margarine, cosmetics, and candles, and as an illuminant and a color for butter substitutes. Also known as palm kernel oil.
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