from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun (Chem.) A hypothetical radical regarded as the essential residue of myricin; -- called also
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- noun chemistry A
hypothetical radicalregarded as the essential residueof myricin.
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As examples may be cited beeswax, containing myricin or myricyl palmitate, and spermaceti, consisting chiefly of cetin or cetyl palmitate, and herein lies the essential difference between fats and waxes, but as these substances are not soap-making materials, though sometimes admixed with soap to accomplish some special object, they do not require further consideration.