- the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene).
Origin of stearoptene
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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
- the part of an essential oil that separates out as a solid on cooling or standing
C19: from New Latin stearoptenum, from Greek stear fat + -ptenum, from ptēnos winged (volatile)
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