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stearic

[stee-ar-ik, steer-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to suet or fat.
  2. of or derived from stearic acid.
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Origin of stearic

First recorded in 1825–35; stear- + -ic
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stearic

adjective
  1. of or relating to suet or fat
  2. of, consisting of, containing, or derived from stearic acid
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Word Origin

C19: from French stéarique, from Greek stear fat, tallow
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