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See also: stéarone



stearic +‎ -one


stearone (usually uncountable, plural stearones)

  1. (organic chemistry) The ketone of stearic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance, (C17H35)2.CO, by the distillation of calcium stearate.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for stearone in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)