Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white solid fatty acid found in waxes (such as beeswax)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin cērōtum, wax plaster, from Greek kērōton, from neuter of kēroun, to wax, from kēros, wax.

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