[ pal-mi-tin, pahl-, pah-mi- ]
/ ˈpæl mɪ tɪn, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ mɪ- /
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noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C51H98O6, prepared from glycerol and palmitic acid: used in the manufacture of soap.



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Origin of palmitin

From theFrench word palmitine, dating back to 1855–60. See palm2, -ite1, -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for palmitin

/ (ˈpælmɪtɪn) /


the colourless glyceride of palmitic acid, occurring in many natural oils and fats. Formula: (C 15 H 31 COO) 3 C 3 H 5Also called: tripalmitin

Word Origin for palmitin

C19: from French palmitine, probably from palmite pith of the palm tree; see palm ²
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