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  1. a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “fat”, used with this meaning, and with reference to stearic acid and its related compounds, in the formation of compound words: stearoptene; stearoyl.
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Also especially before a vowel, stear-.

Origin of stearo-

combining form representing Greek stéar fat, grease; cf. steato-
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stearo- in Medicine


  1. Fat:stearate.
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