palmitin definition

  • noun:
    • The glyceryl ester, C3H5(OOC16H31)3, of palmitic acid, found in palm-oil and animal fats and always produce soap. Also referred to as tripalmitin.
    • an excellent crystallizable fat, found in animal and veggie cells, which a glyceride of palmitic acid, three particles of palmitic acid being united to a single molecule of glyceryl.
    • a great crystallizable fat, discovered abundantly in animals and in vegetables. It does occur mixed with stearin and olein in fat of pet cells, with olein and butyrin in butter, with olein in coconut oil, etc. Chemically, its a glyceride of palmitic acid, three particles of palmitic acid becoming united to 1 molecule of glyceryl, and hence it's technically called tripalmitin, or glyceryl tripalmitate.
    • the key solid ingredient of palm-oil, C3H5(C16H31O2)3, a great colorless crystalline substance, melting at about 45°C.: this is the triglyceride of palmitic acid. Also palmine.
    • an ester of glycerol and palmitic acid

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