stearin

noun
stea·rin | \ˈstē-ə-rən, ˈstir-ən \

Definition of stearin 

: an ester of glycerol and stearic acid

First Known Use of stearin

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stearin

French stéarine, from Greek stear

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stearin

noun
stea·rin | \ˈstē-ə-rən, ˈsti(ə)r-ən \

Medical Definition of stearin 

1 : an ester of glycerol and stearic acid C3H5(C18H35O2)3 that is a predominant constituent of many hard fats

2 also stearine \same or ˈstē-ə-ˌrēn, ˈsti(ə)r-ˌēn \ : the solid portion of a fat

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