[n] - an ester of glycerol and stearic acid
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Ste'a·rin noun [ Greek ... tallow, suet: confer French stéarine .] (Physiol. Chem.) One of the constituents of animal fats and also of some vegetable fats, as the butter of cacao. It is especially characterized by its solidity, so that when...
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<physiology> One of the constituents of animal fats and also of some vegetable fats, as the butter of cacao. It is especially characterised by its solidity, so that when present in considerable quantity it materially increases the hardness, or raises the melting point, of the fat, as in mutton...
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noun an ester of glycerol and stearic acid
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• (n.) One of the constituents of animal fats and also of some vegetable fats, as the butter of cacao. It is especially characterized by its solidity, so that when present in considerable quantity it materially increases the hardness, or raises the melting point, of the fat, as in mutton tallow...
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(from the article `fat and oil processing`) ...(e.g., cuticle wax from seed coats) and the higher-melting glycerides from fats. Waxes can generally be removed by rapid chilling and filtering. ...
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Stearin (n), or tristearin, or glyceryl tristearate is a triglyceride, a glyceryl ester of stearic acid, derived from animal fats created as a byproduct of processing beef. It can also be found in tropical plants such as palm. It is used as tallow in the manufacture of candles and soap. In the manu...
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stearin (stēr'in) , fat that is the triglyceride of stearic acid, CH3(CH2)16CO2H, i.e., the tristearate ester of glycerol. It is a white crystalline solid at ordinary temperatures and is insoluble in water and very slightly soluble in alcohol. It is found (often mixed with palmitin) in man...
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Stearin or glycerol tri-stearate, is, along with glycerol tri-palmitate, the main component of the solid fats. In its pure state it forms pearly crystals, which are tasteless, and insoluble in water, but dissolve in ether and similar solvents. The term stearin is sometimes applied to commercial stea...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: stē′ă-rin Definitions: 1. the triacylglycerol of stearic acid present in solid animal fats and in some vegetable fats; source of stearic acid; commercial stearin also contains some palmitic acid. Synonyms: tristearin
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1) Glyceryl ester
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