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Adjective: stearic  stee'er-ik or steer-ik [N. Amer], steer-ik or stee'a-rik [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to or composed of fat
    "The so-called stearin, used in the manufacture of stearin candles, is a mixture chiefly of palmitic and stearic acids"

Encyclopedia: Stearic