stearin

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English[edit]

Structure diagram of stearin
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Etymology[edit]

From French stéarine, from Ancient Greek στέαρ (stéar, fat).

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Noun[edit]

stearin (usually uncountable, plural stearins)

  1. Solid fat.
  2. (organic chemistry) The triglyceride of stearic acid.
    • 1860, Oil, entry in The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volumes 16: Murillo—Organ, page 415,
      When exposed to the temperature of 32°, it[whale oil] deposits stearin, and the oil separated from the stearin by filtration is soluble in 0.82 of pure alcohol when heated to about 168° Fahr.
    • 1997, Ralph E. Timms, 8: Fractionation, Frank D. Gunstone, Fred B. Padley (editors), Lipid Technologies and Applications, page 217,
      Palmkernel (PK) oil is fractionated in one step to concentrate the triglycerides containing medium-chain fatty acids (lauric and myristic) into a stearin fraction.
    • 2008, Matthew Stein, When Technology Fails, page 411,
      Stearin is a hard, nongreasy substance, an ester of stearic acid, that is mixed with molten tallow at about a 1:9 ratio to make a tallow candle that is harder, burns longer, and does not give off the usual smoke and unpleasant odors of ordinary tallow.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French stéarine

Noun[edit]

stearin m (definite singular stearinen)

  1. stearin

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French stéarine

Noun[edit]

stearin m (definite singular stearinen)

  1. stearin

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French stéarine, from Ancient Greek στέαρ (stéar, fat).

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  • IPA(key): /steǎriːn/
  • Hyphenation: ste‧a‧rin

Noun[edit]

steàrīn m (Cyrillic spelling стеа̀рӣн)

  1. stearin

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