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stearic definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to or composed of fat

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. derived from stearin. Phrases and idioms: stearic acid a solid saturated fatty acid obtained from animal or vegetable fats. Derivatives: stearate n. Etymology: F stéarique f. Gk stear steatos tallow

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stearic Ste*ar"ic, a. [Cf. F. st['e]arique.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow. Stearic acid (Chem.), a monobasic fatty acid, obtained in the form of white crystalline scales, soluble in alcohol and ether. It melts to an oily liquid at 69[deg]C.



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