a type of whistle sounded by a blast of steam, as used formerly in factories, on locomotives, etc
adjective, steamier, steamiest. 1. consisting of or resembling steam. 2. full of or abounding in steam; emitting steam. 3. covered with or as if with condensed steam: a steamy bathroom mirror. 4. hot and humid. 5. Informal. passionate or erotic. adjective steamier, steamiest 1. of, resembling, full of, or covered with steam 2. (informal) lustful […]
noun, Biochemistry. 1. the lipase present in pancreatic juice. noun 1. (biochem) a pancreatic lipase steapsin ste·ap·sin (stē-āp’sĭn) n. A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol. Also called triacylglycerol lipase.
1. variant of stearo- before a vowel: stearate.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt or ester of stearic acid. noun 1. any salt or ester of stearic acid stearate ste·a·rate (stē’ə-rāt’, stēr’āt’) n. A salt or an ester of stearic acid. stearate (stē’ə-rāt’, stîr’āt’) A salt or ester of stearic acid, containing the group C17H35COO.