Definitions

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  • n. A hypothetical radical regarded as the essential residue of myricin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hypothetical radical regarded as the essential residue of myricin; -- called also melissyl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as melissyl.

Etymologies

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myricin +‎ -yl

Examples

  • 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.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

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