palmitin

palmitin

[pal-mi-tin, pahl-, pah-mi-]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 5 1 H 9 8 O 6 , prepared from glycerol and palmitic acid: used in the manufacture of soap.


Origin:
1855–60; < French palmitine. See palm2, -ite1, -in2

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palmitin (ˈpælmɪtɪn)
 
n
Also called: tripalmitin the colourless glyceride of palmitic acid, occurring in many natural oils and fats. Formula: (C15H31COO)3C3H5
 
[C19: from French palmitine, probably from palmite pith of the palm tree; see palm²]

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