pal·mi·tin (pălmĭ-tĭn, päl-, pämĭ-)
The triglyceride, C51H98O6, of palmitic acid, found in palm oil and animal fats and used to manufacture soap. Also called tripalmitin.
[French palmitine, perhaps from palmite, pith of the palm tree, from Portuguese palmito, diminutive of palma, palm, from Latin palma; see PALM2.]
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