stear·​ic | \ (ˈ)stē¦arik, ˈstir- \

Definition of stearic

1 : relating to, obtained from, or resembling stearin or tallow
2 : of or relating to stearic acid or its derivatives stearic esters

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History and Etymology for stearic

French stéarique, from Greek stear fat, tallow + French -ique -ic

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“Stearic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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