Cetyl-alcohol meaning

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A solid white waxy alcohol, C16 H34 O, used as an emulsifier and in cosmetics, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals.
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A solid white waxy alcohol, C16 H34 O, used as an emulsifier and in cosmetics, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals.
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A waxy alcohol used in lubricants, detergents, cosmetics, and emulsifiers. Chemical formula: C16H34O.
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(organic chemistry) The waxy aliphatic primary alcohol 1-hexadecanol, used in cosmetics etc.
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Origin of cetyl-alcohol

  • Latin cētus whale Cetus –yl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition