palmitin

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

Definition of palmitin

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1852


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palmitin

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

Medical Definition of palmitin

  1. :  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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