Origin of stearin
Examples from the Web for stearine
The candle I have in my hand is a stearine candle, made of stearine from tallow.
Mould candles formed of a mixture of the hard fatty acid obtained from palm oil and the stearine of cocoa-nut oil.
They had all been well rubbed in with a concoction of tar, stearine, and tallow.
We are now using a mixture of stearine, pitch, and resin,11 to finish up with.
The oil when freed from the stearine is known as “racked oil.”
- Also called: tristearin a colourless crystalline ester of glycerol and stearic acid, present in fats and used in soap and candles; glycerol tristearate; glycerol trioctadecanoate. Formula: (C 17 H 35 COO) 3 C 3 H 5
- another name for stearic acid, esp a commercial grade containing other fatty acids
- fat in its solid form
Word Origin and History for stearine
white crystalline compound found in animal and vegetable fats, 1817, from French stéarine, coined by French chemist Marie-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889) from Greek stear (genitive steatos) "tallow, fat" (see stone (n.)). Stearic acid (1831) is a partial translation of French acide stéarique.
- A colorless, odorless, tasteless ester of glycerol and stearic acid found in most animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of soaps, candles, metal polishes, and adhesives.Chemical formula: C57H110O6.
- The solid form of fat.