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[pal-mi-tin, pahl-, pah-mi-] /ˈpæl mɪ tɪn, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ mɪ-/
noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 5 1 H 9 8 O 6 , prepared from glycerol and palmitic acid: used in the manufacture of soap.
Origin of palmitin
From the French word palmitine, dating back to 1855-60. See palm2, -ite1, -in2 Unabridged
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the colourless glyceride of palmitic acid, occurring in many natural oils and fats. Formula: (C15H31COO)3C3H5 Also called tripalmitin
Word Origin
C19: from French palmitine, probably from palmite pith of the palm tree; see palm²
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