stearate

[ stee-uh-reyt, steer-eyt ]
/ ˈsti əˌreɪt, ˈstɪər eɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of stearic acid.

Origin of stearate

First recorded in 1835–45; stear(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for stearate

stearate
/ (ˈstɪəˌreɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of stearic acid
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Medicine definitions for stearate

stearate
[ stēə-rāt′, stîrāt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of stearic acid.
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Science definitions for stearate

stearate
[ stēə-rāt′, stîrāt′ ]

A salt or ester of stearic acid, containing the group C17H35COO.
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