Pronunciation: (stē'u-rin, stēr'in), [key]
1. Chem.any of the three glyceryl esters of stearic acid, esp. C3H5(C18H35O2)3, 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. Also,ste•a•rinePronunciation: (stē'ur-in, -u-rēn", stēr'in). [key]
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