palmitin definition by Webster's New World
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a colorless crystalline compound, CHO, found in palm oil and many other fats: it is the glyceryl ester of palmitic acid
Origin: French palmitine
palmitin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The glyceryl ester, C3H5(OOC16H31)3, of palmitic acid, found in palm oil and animal fats and used to manufacture soap. Also called tripalmitin.
Origin: French palmitine, perhaps from palmite, pith of the palm tree, from Portuguese palmito, diminutive of palma, palm, from Latin palma; see palm2.