Stearic
Stearic Ste*ar"ic (st[-e]*[a^]r"[i^]k), a. [Cf. F. st['e]arique.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow. [1913 Webster]

{Stearic acid} (Chem.), a monobasic fatty acid, obtained in the form of white crystalline scales, soluble in alcohol and ether. It melts to an oily liquid at 69[deg]C. [1913 Webster]


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  • stearic — STEÁRIC, stearici, adj. (În sintagma) Acid stearic = acid solid, incolor, puţin solubil în apă, care se găseşte combinat cu glicerina în grăsimile animale şi vegetale şi care se întrebuinţează la fabricarea lumânărilor, în cosmetică etc. [pr.:… …   Dicționar Român

  • stearic — [stē ar′ik, stir′ik] adj. [Fr stéarique < Gr stear, tallow: see STONE] 1. of, derived from, or like stearin or fat 2. of or pertaining to stearic acid …   English World dictionary

  • stearic — /stee ar ik, stear ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to suet or fat. 2. of or derived from stearic acid. [1825 35; STEAR + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • stearic — adjective a) Of or related to stearin, tallow etc b) Of or relating to stearic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • stearic — /stiˈærɪk / (say stee arik) adjective 1. of or relating to suet or fat. 2. Chemistry relating to or derived from stearic acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • stearic — adj. derived from stearin. Phrases and idioms: stearic acid a solid saturated fatty acid obtained from animal or vegetable fats. Derivatives: stearate n. Etymology: F steacutearique f. Gk stear steatos tallow …   Useful english dictionary

  • steáric — adj. m. (sil. ste a ), pl. steárici; f. sg. steáricã, pl. steárice …   Romanian orthography

  • stearic — ste·ar·ic || stɪ ærɪk adj. (Chemistry) of stearin (type of ester) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stearic — stear·ic …   English syllables

  • Stearic acid — Stearic acid[1] …   Wikipedia

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