Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

tristearin

play
noun tri·stea·rin \(ˌ)trī-ˈstē-ə-rən, -ˈstir-ən\

Definition of tristearin

  1. :  a crystallizable triglyceride C57H110O6 of stearic acid found especially in hard fats



Origin of tristearin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1856


Medical Dictionary

tristearin

play play
noun tri·stea·rin \(ˈ)trī-ˈstē-ə-rən, -ˈsti(ə)r-ən\

Medical Definition of tristearin

  1. :  the crystallizable triglyceride C57H110O6 of stearic acid that is found especially in hard fats




Learn More about tristearin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "tristearin"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tristearin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry oily prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ