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Medical Term:

stearin

Pronunciation: ste'a-rin

Definition: the triacylglycerol of stearic acid present in solid animal fats and in some vegetable fats; source of stearic acid; commercial stearin also contains some palmitic acid.

Synonym(s): tristearin

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