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 (stē′ər-ĭn, stîr′ĭn) also ste·a·rine (stē′ər-ĭn, -ə-rēn′, stîr′ĭn)
2. The solid form of fat.

[French stéarine : Greek stear, tallow; see stāi- in Indo-European roots + French -ine, -in.]
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(ˈstɪərɪn) or


1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: tristearin a colourless crystalline ester of glycerol and stearic acid, present in fats and used in soap and candles; glycerol tristearate; glycerol trioctadecanoate. Formula: (C17H35COO)3C3H5
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for stearic acid, esp a commercial grade containing other fatty acids
3. (Elements & Compounds) fat in its solid form
[C19: from French stéarine, from Greek stear fat, tallow + -in]
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(ˈsti ər ɪn, ˈstɪər ɪn)

also ste•a•rine

(also ˈsti əˌrin)

1. any of the three glyceryl esters of stearic acid, esp. C3H5(C18H35O2)3, a soft, white, odorless solid found in many natural fats.
2. the crude commercial form of stearic acid, used chiefly in the manufacture of candles.
[1810–20; < French stéarine < Greek stéar fat, grease]
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Noun1.stearin - an ester of glycerol and stearic acid
glyceryl ester - an ester of glycerol
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nStearin nt
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stearine [ˈstɪərɪn] nstearina
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* End use-based exemptions on palm stearin, fatty oils withdrawn
[ClickPress, Wed Oct 03 2018] Palm Stearin Market Introduction: There has been tremendous development in the global food and beverages industry in the recent past years.
Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop zero-trans crystalized fat formulations produced from blending palm stearin and high oleic safflower oil without sacrificing functional properties and acceptability in terms of oxidative stability.
Denmark uses more stearin (a key ingredient in candle wax) per person than any other country in Europe.
Faraday demonstrated several kinds of candles, including stearin, made of ox fat, a sperm candle made from the purified oil of the sperm whale, a bees-wax candle, and a paraffin candle, made from Irish peat bogs.
Palm stearin is the solid fraction of palm oil produced by partial crystallization.
These include fatty acids, crude palm stearin, RBD and other palm stearin, specified industrial grade crude oils,, crude glycerin, steel grade limestone and steel grade dolomite, battery waste and battery scrap, coal tar pitch and specified inputs for manufacture of spandex yarn.
Supply of (a) 200 tons palm oil & 100 tons stearin for Cairo & Assuit factories, also (b) 6,000 tons silicate sand for Cairo Factories.
The next process is to decompose CPO into olein, which is liquid and stearin which is solid.
In addition, in 2011, 54% of renewable inputs was crude palm oil, 22% stearin and palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD), both by-products of palm oil production and 24% comprised of various vegetable oils and waste fats.