stearic :

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  • a  of or relating to or composed of fat

  • One preparation used stearic acid; a second, another saturated fat called palmitic acid; and the third, oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat in olive oil.
  • The problem with stearic acid is that it is technically a saturated fat.
  • When '"tagged" stearic acid was fed to mice the tag was disclosed in the oleic and palmitic acids stored in the mouse tissue.

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