[stee-uh-reyt, steer-eyt]

Origin of stearate

First recorded in 1835–45; stear(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for stearate


  1. any salt or ester of stearic acid
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stearate in Medicine


[stēə-rāt′, stîrāt′]
  1. A salt or ester of stearic acid.
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stearate in Science


[stēə-rāt′, stîrāt′]
  1. A salt or ester of stearic acid, containing the group C17H35COO.
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