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The internal fat of the abdomen of Ovis Aries Linne (class Mammalia; order Ruminantia), purified by melting and straining.
A white, solid fat, nearly inodorous, and having a bland taste when fresh, but becoming rancid on prolonged exposure to the air.
Its chief constituents are - (1) Stearin. (2) Palmitin. (3) Olein. (4) Hircin.
Suet is contained in Unguentum Hydrargyri.
Uses of Suet. Suet is used chiefly in cerates.