variant of stearo- before a vowel:
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.
adjective 1. of or relating to suet or fat. 2. of or derived from stearic acid. adjective 1. of or relating to suet or fat 2. of, consisting of, containing, or derived from stearic acid
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, waxlike, sparingly water-soluble, odorless solid, C 1 8 H 3 6 O 2 , the most common fatty acid, occurring as the glyceride in tallow and other animal fats and in some animal oils: used chiefly in the manufacture of soaps, stearates, candles, cosmetics, and in medicine in suppositories and […]
noun 1. Chemistry. any of the three glyceryl esters of stearic acid, especially C 3 H 5 (C 1 8 H 3 5 O 2) 3 , a soft, white, odorless solid found in many natural fats. 2. the crude commercial form of stearic acid, used chiefly in the manufacture of candles. noun 1. Also […]