palmitin

[pal-mi-tin, pahl-, pah-mi-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C51H98O6, 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
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palmitin

noun
  1. 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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