[ stee-uh-rop-teen ]
/ ˌsti əˈrɒp tin /
the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene).
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Example sentences from the Web for stearoptene
When hard spring water is employed, the otto is rich in stearoptene, but less transparent and fragrant.
The solid crystalline matter which separates from them when kept in closed vessels is stearoptene.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for stearoptene
/ (ˌstɪəˈrɒptiːn) /
the part of an essential oil that separates out as a solid on cooling or standing
Word Origin for stearoptene
C19: from New Latin stearoptenum, from Greek stear fat + -ptenum, from ptēnos winged (volatile)
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