Definition of myristin in English:

myristin

noun

Chemistry
  • A whitish solid triglyceride occurring in many vegetable fats and oils, especially the fixed oil of nutmeg and coconut oil; glyceryl trimyristate, (C₁₃H₂₇COO)₃C₃H₅.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William T. Brande (1788–1866), chemist. From scientific Latin myrist- + -in.

Pronunciation

myristin

/mɪˈrɪstɪn//mʌɪˈrɪstɪn/