Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., an organic radical (C27H55) found in combination in beeswax.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A radical, C27H55 supposed to exist in several compounds obtained from Chinese wax, beeswax, etc.
- Latin cera wax + -yl. (Wiktionary)
“_ -- Unsaponifiable matter may consist of cholesterol, phytosterol, solid alcohols (cetyl and ceryl alcohols), or hydrocarbons (mineral oil).”
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