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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
(stē’ər-ĭn, stîr’ĭn)

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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