tributyrin etymology

English word tributyrin comes from English tri-, English butyrin

Detailed word origin of tributyrin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
butyrin English (eng) (organic compound) The triglyceride of butyric acid; the principal constituent of butterfat.
tributyrin English (eng) (organic compound) The triglyceride of butyric acid; butyrin.

Words with the same origin as tributyrin

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong