Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old name for octadecyl alcohol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) One of the higher alcohols of the methane series, homologous with ethal, and found in small quantities as an ethereal salt of stearic acid in spermaceti.

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  • noun chemistry One of the higher alcohols of the methane series, homologous with ethal, and found in small quantities as an ethereal salt of stearic acid in spermaceti.

Etymologies

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Blend of stearic and ethal

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