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stearin (stēr´Ĭn), 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 many hard fats and oils, e.g., in tallow, suet, butterfat, cottonseed oil, and olive oil. It is used in making soap and candles.

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stearin (chem.) glyceride formed by combination of stearic acid and glycerine. XIX. — F. stéarine, f. Gr. stéar tallow, suet; see -IN.
So stearic (-IC) derived from or containing stearin. XIX. steatite massive variety of talc, soapstone. XVIII. — L. steatîtis, -ītēs — Gr. *steatitis, -ttēs resembling tallow; see -ITE.

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ste·a·rin / ˈstēərin; ˈsti(ə)rin/ • n. a white crystalline substance that is the main constituent of tallow and suet. It is a glyceryl ester of stearic acid. ∎  a mixture of fatty acids used in candlemaking.

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