Meaning of acetostearin

a•ce•to•ste•a•rin

Pronunciation: (u-sē"tō-stē'u-rin, -stēr'in, as"i-tō-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a waxlike, nongreasy solid, CHO: used chiefly as a food preservative and as a plasticizer.
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