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Attributive Designating a number expressing the proportion of volatile water-insoluble fatty acids in a fat; especially in "Polenske number", "Polenske value".
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Analyst. From the name of E. Polenske (fl. 1889–1912), German food chemist, who in 1904 published a test for finding the number.
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