magnesium stearate

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magnesium stearate

[mag′nē·zē·əm ′stir‚āt]
(organic chemistry)
Mg(C18H35O2)2 Tasteless, odorless white powder; soluble in hot alcohol, insoluble in water; melts at 89°C; used in paints and medicine, and as a plastics stabilizer and lubricant. Also known as dolomol.