Definition of monostearin in English:

monostearin

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈstɪərɪn/

noun

Chemistry
  • Each of two isomeric glycerides, C ₂₁ H ₄₂ O ₄, of stearic acid that contain one stearic acid radical.

Origin

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