Fatty-alcohol definition

Any of various alcohols derived from natural sources or prepared synthetically, used especially as emulsifiers and surfactants in cosmetics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and other industrial products.
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Any of various alcohols derived from natural sources or prepared synthetically, used especially as emulsifiers and surfactants in cosmetics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and other industrial products.
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Any of various alcohols derived from natural sources or prepared synthetically, used especially as emulsifiers and surfactants in cosmetics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and other industrial products.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a group of long-chain aliphatic alcohols, found in nature esterified with fatty acids in the form of waxes.
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Noun

Singular:
fatty-alcohol
Plural:
fatty-alcohols