sodium stearate

noun

: a white powdery salt C17H35COONa that is soluble in water, is the chief constituent of some laundry soaps, and is used especially in glycerin suppositories, cosmetics, and some toothpastes

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“Sodium stearate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sodium%20stearate. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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