Definition of Stearic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or composed of fat.

Partainyms: Fat
Derivative terms: Stearin



Definition of Stearic

1. a. Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow.

Definition of Stearic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to stearin, tallow etc ¹

2. Adjective. (organic chemistry) Of or relating to stearic acid or its derivatives ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stearic

1. stearin [adj] - See also: stearin

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stearic

steaning
steanings
steans
steapsin
steapsins
stear
stearage
stearages
stearate
stearated
stearates
steard
steare
steared
steares
stearic (current term)
stearic acid
stearidonic
stearidonic acid
stearin
stearine
stearines
stearing
stearins
stearolic
stearone
stearones
stearoptene
stearoptenes
stearoyl

Literary usage of Stearic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1921)
"Far better results are obtained in many cases by treating the mixed fatty acids of an oil or fat with an alcoholic solution of pure stearic acid, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"By heating stearic aeid with alcohol to 200° ; small quantities are produced ... Bypassing hydrochloric aeid gas into an alcoholic solution of stearic acid ..."

3. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"Pure stearic acid is prepared, according to its discoverer, Chevreul, in the following way :—Make a soap, by boiling a solution of potash and mutton-suet in ..."

4. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"This is of importance for the quantitative determination of stearic acid (also of ... The acid is therefore much less readily soluble than stearic acid. ..."

5. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"This is of importance for the quantitative determination of stearic acid (also of ... The acid is therefore much less readily soluble than stearic acid. ..."

6. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1864)
"stearic acid is a white crystalline substance, fusible at 158° F., soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water, and saponified by alkalies. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"... acid is converted into stearic acid (Sabatier and Mailhe. Ann. Chim. 1'hvs. [8] 4, 319). Treated with dilute solution of potassium ..."

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