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Meaning of stearin

ste•a•rin

Pronunciation: (stē'u-rin, stēr'in), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the three glyceryl esters of stearic acid, esp. CH(CHO), a soft, white, odorless solid found in many natural fats.
  2. the crude commercial form of stearic acid, used chiefly in the manufacture of candles.
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