palmitin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n palmitin an ester of glycerol and palmitic acid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Palmitin (Physiol. Chem) A solid crystallizable fat, found abundantly in animals and in vegetables. It occurs mixed with stearin and olein in the fat of animal tissues, with olein and butyrin in butter, with olein in olive oil, etc. Chemically, it is a glyceride of palmitic acid, three molecules of palmitic acid being united to one molecule of glyceryl, and hence it is technically called tripalmitin, or glyceryl tripalmitate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n palmitin The principal solid ingredient of palm-oil, C3H5(C16H31O2)3, a solid colorless crystalline substance, melting at about 45°C.: it is the triglyceride of palmitic acid. Also palmine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So called because abundant in palm, oil

Usage

In literature:

Palmitin and stearin are solids.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Palmitin exists in scales, which have a peculiar pearly appearance, and are greasy to the touch.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
It consists chiefly of stearin, palmitin and olein.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
The commonest of these are stearin, a waxy solid, palmitin, a softer solid, and olein, an oil.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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