[stee-ar-ik, steer-ik]


of or relating to suet or fat.
of or derived from stearic acid.

Origin of stearic

First recorded in 1825–35; stear- + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stearic



of or relating to suet or fat
of, consisting of, containing, or derived from stearic acid

Word Origin for stearic

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