palmitin

noun
pal·​mi·​tin | \ ˈpal-mə-tən How to pronounce palmitin (audio) , ˈpä-, ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ- How to pronounce palmitin (audio) , ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmitin (audio) \

Definition of palmitin

: an ester of glycerol and palmitic acid especially : a solid ester found in animal fats

First Known Use of palmitin

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palmitin

French palmitine, probably from palmite pith of the palm tree, from Spanish palmito

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The first known use of palmitin was in 1852

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palmitic acid

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“Palmitin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmitin. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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palmitin

noun
pal·​mi·​tin | \ ˈpal-mət-ən How to pronounce palmitin (audio) , ˈpä(l)m-ət-ən How to pronounce palmitin (audio) \

Medical Definition of palmitin

: the triglyceride C51H98O6 of palmitic acid that occurs as a solid with stearin and olein in animal fats

called also tripalmitin

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