oleo (s) (noun)
, oleos (pl)
Short for margarine: The outdated term oleo refers to the different fats and oils that are used in making a spread, usually for sandwiches, and which is a substitute for butter.
oleo oil (s) (noun)
, oleo oils (pl)
A pleonastic (redundant) term referring to a yellow fatty substance extracted from beef fat: Oleo oils are used in the manufacture of margarine and soap.
oleoarthrosis (s) (noun)
, oleoarthroses (pl)
Injection of oil into a joint cavity: Because of the loss of lubricating fluid, George's doctor recommended oleoarthrosis as a procedure to infuse a lubricating oil into his painful bone connections.
oleochrysotherapy (s) (noun)
, oleochrysotherapies (pl)
Treatment with gold salts in a fat or oily base: Jack's doctor suggested that he should try oleochrysotherapy in order to relieve his medical problem.
oleoduct (s) (noun)
, oleoducts (pl)
A channel for the conveyance of oil; pipe-line: An oleoduct is used to convey rock-oil or petroleum from an oil-well or oil-field to the point of export.
oleogranuloma (s) (noun)
, oleogranulomas; oleogranulomata (pl)
A granuloma resulting from continuous contact with an oil: Oleogranuloma is an inflammation caused by a deposit or injection of any oily liquid substance into a person's tissue.
oleograph (s) (noun)
, oleographs (pl)
A picture produced in oil colors similar to that of lithographic printing: An oleograph
is a picture printed in oil colors in imitation of an oil painting.
Jane used a method called "chromolithography" to have her picture appear as an oil painting, which is termed as an oleograph.
oleography (s) (noun) (no pl)
The art or process of creating a chromolithograph printed in colors: Oleography refers to the process of printing with oil colors on canvas, or on cloth as well as on paper, in order to imitate an oil painting.
oleoinfusion (s) (noun)
, oleoinfusions (pl)
A medicinal preparation: Oleoinfusion is obtained by the injection of the active components of a drug into an oil.
oleomargarine (s) (noun)
, oleomargarines (pl)
A butter substitute made by hydrogenation of a mixture of vegetable oils: Oleomargarine, a dated term for margarine, is either sold as a stick or as a spread and is quite tasty on bread or crackers, or it is even used in preparing other delicious dishes of food.
oleometer (s) (noun)
, oleometers (pl)
1. A hydrometer used to determine the specific gravity of oils, or calibrated in the range of specific gravity of oils: An oleometer is an instrument used for calculating the weight and purity of oils.
2. An apparatus for determining the content of oil in a material: An oleometer is helpful in ascertaining the amount of oil contained in nuts, seeds, in pressed seed-cakes, or in other items.
, more oleophilic, most oleophilic
Pertaining to a substance having an affinity for oils; lipophilic: Sponges are termed as being oleophilic
, or having the ability of absorbing oil easily.
Sponges are also "superhydrophobic", which means they are extremely difficult to wet, and remain on the surface of water.
, more oleophobic, most oleophobic
Referring to the tendency of rejecting oils or oily materials: Some cell or mobile phones have an oleophobic
finish or coating on the screen which repels the natural oil on a person's fingers.
Water is oleophobic in that it cannot absorb grease or fuel oil, for example.
A reference to a device or system that absorbs shocks: An oleo-pneumatic mechanism cushions or softens the impacts when taking off or landing an airplane by using a combination of forcing oil through an orifice and compression of air or another gas.
oleoresin (s) (noun)
, oleoresins (pl)
A mixture of a resin and an essential oil; Oleoresin
is either obtained naturally from plants or produced synthetically.
One kind of oleoresin is fragrant and used in medicines and perfumes.