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.
the crude commercial form of stearic acid, used chiefly in the manufacture of candles.
Also called tristearin. a colourless crystalline ester of glycerol and stearic acid, present in fats and used in soap and candles; glycerol tristearate; glycerol trioctadecanoate. Formula: (C17H35COO)3C3H5
another name for stearic acid, esp a commercial grade containing other fatty acids
fat in its solid form
stearin (stē’ər-ĭn, stîr’ĭn) also stearine
A colorless, odorless, tasteless ester of glycerol and stearic acid found in most animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of soaps, candles, metal polishes, and adhesives.Chemical formula: C57H110O6.
The solid form of fat.
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Stearns alcoholic amentia (stûrnz) n. A temporary mental disorder resulting from alcohol abuse, similar to delirium tremens but longer lasting.
1. a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “fat”, used with this meaning, and with reference to stearic acid and its related compounds, in the formation of compound words: stearoptene; stearoyl. stearo- or stear- pref. Fat: stearate.
noun, Chemistry. 1. the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene). noun 1. the part of an essential oil that separates out as a solid on cooling or standing
1. a combining form meaning “fat,” “tallow”; used in the formation of compound words: steatopygia. combining form 1. denoting fat steato- or steat- pref. Fat: steatolytic.