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stearin

noun stea·rin \ˈstē-ə-rən, ˈstir-ən\

Definition of STEARIN

:  an ester of glycerol and stearic acid
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Origin of STEARIN

French stéarine, from Greek stear
First Known Use: 1817
Medical Dictionary

stearin

noun stea·rin \ˈstē-ə-rən, ˈsti(ə)r-ən\

Medical Definition of STEARIN

1
:  an ester of glycerol and stearic acid C3H5(C18H35O2)3 that is a predominant constituent of many hard fats
2
also stea·rine \same or ˈstē-ə-ˌrēn, ˈsti(ə)r-ˌēn\ :  the solid portion of a fat

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