Myricin Definition

noun

(organic chemistry) A silky, crystalline, waxy substance, forming the less soluble part of beeswax, and regarded as a palmitate of a higher alcohol of the paraffin series; myricyl alcohol.

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Origin of Myricin

  • Compare French myricine. Probably so called from a fancied resemblance to the wax of the bayberry (Myrica).

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