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, (C₁₃ H₂₇ COO)₃ C₃ H₅.

Pronunciation

myristin

/mʌɪˈrɪstɪn/ /mɪˈrɪstɪn/

Origin

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