Stearate - definition from Biology-Online.org
[(Science: chemistry) A salt of stearic acid; as, ordinary soap consists largely of sodium or potassium stearates.
MediLexicon stearic acid - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'stearic acid'
[1. A saturated 18-carbon fatty acid, one of the most abundant found in animal lipids; used in pharmaceutical preparations, ointments, soaps, and suppositories.