C19: from French stéarine, from Greek stear fat, tallow + -in
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(Pharmaceutical: Excipients) Stearin is a colorless crystalline ester of stearic acid used as a tablet and capsulelubricant, and as an emulsifyingagent. ⇒ Popular lubricants are stearic acid, its ester stearin, and other organic compounds. ⇒ Some fats, for example stearin, are often used as lubricants in tablets or capsules. ⇒ Stearin is a colorless crystalline ester of stearic acid used as a tablet and capsule lubricant, and as an emulsifying agent.