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stearin

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noun stea·rin \ˈstē-ə-rən, ˈstir-ən\

Definition of stearin

  1. :  an ester of glycerol and stearic acid



Origin of stearin

French stéarine, from Greek stear


First Known Use: 1817


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stearin

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

Medical Definition of stearin

  1. 1:  an ester of glycerol and stearic acid C3H5(C18H35O2)3 that is a predominant constituent of many hard fats

  2. 2 also stearine \same or ˈstē-ə-ˌrēn, ˈsti(ə)r-ˌēn\play play play play :  the solid portion of a fat




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