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