Cite
 

Dictionary


stearo-




a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “fat”, used with this meaning, and with reference to stearic acid and its related compounds, in the formation of compound words: stearoptene; stearoyl. Also, esp. before a vowel,stear-.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

stearinstearoptene

 

Related Content