One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A whitish solid triglyceride occurring in many vegetable fats and oils, especially the fixed oil of nutmeg and coconut oil; glyceryl trimyristate, (C₁₃H₂₇COO)₃C₃H₅.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William T. Brande (1788–1866), chemist. From scientific Latin myrist- + -in.
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