Definition of monostearin in English:

monostearin

noun

Chemistry
  • Each of two isomeric glycerides, C₂₁H₄₂O₄, of stearic acid that contain one stearic acid radical.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From mono- + stearin. Compare tri-stearin, distearin.

Pronunciation

monostearin

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈstɪərɪn/