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The crude commercial form of a similarly named acid, used chiefly in the manufacture of candles

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  • Earlier, similar properties had been found in stearin.
  • An oil is produced by pressing the white kernel of the nut which is used for cooking when fresh, and by pressure affords stearin, which is made into candles, the liquid...
  • ~ Butter fat consists principally of olein, palmitin, and stearin.
  • Hippocrates noted that the stearin of eels was difficult of digestion.
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