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stea·rin

n 1  :  an ester of glycerol and stearic acid C3H5(C18H35O2)3 that is a predominant constituent of many hard fats  2  also  stea*rine   :  the solid portion of a fat .
 
   
 
Similar sounding terms:  cit·rin  sterna  sterni   strain 

 
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