Definitions

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  • n. The ketone of stearic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance, (C17H35)2.CO, by the distillation of calcium stearate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ketone of stearic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance, (C17H35)2.CO, by the distillation of calcium stearate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance (C35H70O) obtained by the partial decomposition of stearic acid. It is a volatile liquid, and seems to be stearic acid deprived of two equivalents of carbonic acid.

Etymologies

stearic +‎ -one? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Dr Schupphaus found that propyl and isobutyl alcohols with camphor were active solvents, and the ketones, palmitone, and stearone in alcohol solution, also alpha - and beta-naphthol, with alcohol and anthraquinone

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

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