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palmitin

[pal-mi-tin, pahl-, pah-mi-] /ˈpæl mɪ tɪn, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ mɪ-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1855-1860
1855-60; < French palmitine. See palm2, -ite1, -in2
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palmitin

/ˈpælmɪtɪn/
noun
1.
the colourless glyceride of palmitic acid, occurring in many natural oils and fats. Formula: (C15H31COO)3C3H5 Also called tripalmitin
Word Origin
C19: from French palmitine, probably from palmite pith of the palm tree; see palm²
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