stearic acid

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stearic acid

n.
A colorless, odorless, waxlike, saturated fatty acid, C18H36O2, occurring in natural animal and vegetable fats and used in making soaps, candles, lubricants, and other products.

stearic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless insoluble waxy carboxylic acid used for making candles and suppositories; octadecanoic acid. Formula: CH3(CH2)16COOH. See also stearin2

ste•ar′ic ac′id

(stiˈær ɪk, ˈstɪər ɪk)
n.
a colorless, waxlike, sparingly water-soluble fatty acid, C18H36O2, occurring in animal fats and some vegetable oils: used in cosmetics and medicine.
[1825–35; < Greek stéar fat]
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Noun1.stearic acid - a waxy saturated fatty acid; occurs widely as a glyceride in animal and vegetable fats
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
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Stearinsäure