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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 860 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STEARIC ACID, n-Octodecylic acid CH3(CH2)I6CO2H, an organic acid found as its glyceride stearin, mixed with palmitin and olein, in most tallows (hence its name, from Gr. cnsEap, tallow). The so-called " stearin " of candles is a mixture of stearic and palmitic acids (see CANDLE).
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STEATOPYGIA (Gr. oriap, fat, irvyit rump)

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