stearic acid

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stearic acid

 [ste-ar´ik]
a saturated fatty acid from animal and vegetable fats, used as a tablet and capsule lubricant and as an emulsifying and solubilizing agent.

ste·ar·ic ac·id

(stē'ă-rik as'id),
A saturated 18-carbon fatty acid, one of the most abundant found in animal lipids; used in pharmaceutical preparations, ointments, soaps, and suppositories.

stearic acid

/ste·a·ric ac·id/ (ste-ar´ik) a saturated 18-carbon fatty acid occurring in most fats and oils, particularly of tropical plants and land animals; used pharmaceutically as a tablet and capsule lubricant and as an emulsifying and solubilizing agent.

stearic acid

n.
A colorless, odorless, waxlike, saturated fatty acid, C18H36O2, occurring in natural animal and vegetable fats and used in making soaps, candles, lubricants, and other products.

ste·ar·ic ac·id

(stē'ă-rik as'id)
One of the most abundant acids found in animal lipids; used in pharmaceutical preparations, ointments, soaps, and suppositories.

stearic acid

a saturated fatty acid having 18 carbon atoms, which occurs in animal fat.

stearic acid

an 18 carbon saturated fatty acid from animal and vegetable fats.
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