Definitions

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  • n. cetyl alcohol

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white waxy solid, C16H33.OH; -- called also cetyl alcohol and cetylic alcohol. See Cetylic alcohol, under cetylic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cetyl alcohol (C16H33OH), a substance separated from spermaceti by Chevreul, and named by him.

Etymologies

ether + alcohol: compare French -. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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