stearic

[stee-ar-ik, steer-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to suet or fat.
2.
of or derived from stearic acid.

Origin:
1825–35; stear- + -ic

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stearic (stɪˈærɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to suet or fat
2.  of, consisting of, containing, or derived from stearic acid
 
[C19: from French stéarique, from Greek stear fat, tallow]

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They intend to improve the palms' yields of oleic acid, and also of stearic acid, which is one of the main ingredients of soap.
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