from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)24COOH, occurring in waxes, such as beeswax or carnauba wax.
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- n. A long-chain saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)24COOH, found in beeswax and carnauba wax.
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- n. a white solid fatty acid found in waxes (such as beeswax)
From Latin cērōtum, wax plaster, from Greek kērōton, from neuter of kēroun, to wax, from kēros, wax.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)