stearin

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

Definition of stearin

: an ester of glycerol and stearic acid

Origin and Etymology of 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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