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stearine (usually uncountable, plural stearines)

  1. Alternative form of stearin
    • 1831, London Medical Gazette: Or, Journal of Practical Medicine, Volume 8, page 325,
      The solid and fixed oily bodies, or stearines, contain less water than the soft and delicate fats and fluid oils, while alcohol, the lowest of the class, contains as much as 39 per cent, of water, and is quite soluble in that fluid.
    • 1835, Fat, entry in Andrew Ure, William Nicholson, A Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy, page 463,
      The margaric acid of the stearines had precisely the same capacity for saturation as that which was extracted from the soaps formed of fat.
    • 1990, Lynn A. Jones, Understanding Cottonseed Oil, David R. Erickson (editor), Edible Fats and Oils Processing, page 304,
      Although the saturated glycerides that make up stearine are found in many kinds of oils, the amount of stearine found in cottonseed oil makes it rather unique.
    • 2002, (Indian) National Institute of Industrial Research, Modern Technology Of Oils, Fats & Its Derivatives, Delhi, page 71,
      Virtually the only commercial production of vegetable oil stearines is from coconut oil and other lauric acid oils, which are processed like the graining and seeding of oleo stock or other animal fats, [] .