palmitin

noun pal·mi·tin \ ˈpal-mə-tən , ˈpä- , ˈpäl- , ˈpȯ- , ˈpȯl- \

Definition of palmitin

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

Origin and Etymology of palmitin

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


Medical Dictionary

palmitin

noun pal·mi·tin \ ˈpal-mət-ən , ˈpä(l)m-ət-ən \

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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