American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See palmitin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless compound, C3H5(C16H3O2)3, contained in all fats which yield palmitic acid when hydrolyzed and pre-pared by heating glycerol with palmitic acid. It forms ill-defined crystals melting at 62° C.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol. Chem.) See palmitin.
- n. a triglyceride of palmitic acid
“Upon analysis, it showed: saponification value, 141.2; palmitic acid, 37.84 percent, and glycerids as tripalmitin, 28.03 percent.”
“The main component of the matrix of these particles is tripalmitin (TPM) and SLN are conjugated with”
“Pills made by pressing tripalmitin have rougher surfaces than those made by extrusion when the surface melts slightly and becomes relatively smooth.”
“(of the Universität Düsseldorf, Germany) and Martin Jurna (NanoNed / University of Twente) filmed the spread of theophylline (a medicament for asthma) from various types of tripalmitin pills using a technique known as CARS microsopy.”
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