Definitions

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

  • n. A waxy alcohol, C15H33OH, used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

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  • n. The waxy aliphatic primary alcohol 1-hexadecanol, used in cosmetics etc.

Etymologies

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

Latin cētus, whale; see Cetus + -yl.

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