What does stearin mean?

Definitions for stearin
ˈsti ər ɪn, ˈstɪər ɪn; also ˈsti əˌrinstearin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stearinnoun

    an ester of glycerol and stearic acid

Wiktionary

  1. stearinnoun

    Solid fat

  2. stearinnoun

    The triglyceride of stearic acid

  3. Etymology: From stéarine, from στέαρ.

Wikipedia

  1. Stearin

    Stearin , or tristearin, or glyceryl tristearate is an odourless, white powder. It is a triglyceride derived from three units of stearic acid. Most triglycerides are derived from at least two and more commonly three different fatty acids. Like other triglycerides, stearin can crystallise in three polymorphs. For stearin, these melt at 54 (α-form), 65, and 72.5 °C (β-form).Note that stearin is also used to mean the solid component of an oil or fat that can be separated into components that melt at higher (the stearin) and lower (the olein) temperatures. This is the usage meant in an example such as palm stearin.

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  1. stearin

    Stearin is a type of hard, white or colorless fat that is obtained from animals or plants and is used in the manufacture of candles, soap, and cosmetics. It is a mixture of saturated fatty acids, primarily stearic acid and palmitic acid. Stearin is also known as tristearin when in its pure form, which is a triglyceride derived from three units of stearic acid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stearinnoun

    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. Chemically, it is a compound of glyceryl with three molecules of stearic acid, and hence is technically called tristearin, or glyceryl tristearate

  2. Etymology: [Gr. ste`ar tallow, suet: cf. F. starine.]

Wikidata

  1. Stearin

    Stearin, or tristearin, or glyceryl tristearate is a triglyceride derived from three units of stearic acid. Most triglycerides are derived from at least two and more commonly three different fatty acids. Like other triglycerides, stearin can crystallise in three polymorphs. For stearin, these melt at 54.5, 65, and 73 °C.

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Anagrams for stearin »

  1. antsier

  2. in tears

  3. nastier

  4. resiant

  5. restain

  6. retains

  7. retinas

  8. retsina

  9. rinsate

  10. stainer

  11. starnie

  12. eranist

  13. asterin

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stearin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stearin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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