Cerotic
Cerotic Ce*rot"ic, a. [See {Cerotene}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, beeswax or Chinese wax; as, cerotic acid or alcohol. [1913 Webster]

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  • cerotic — [sə rät′ik] adj. [< L cerotum, wax salve < Gr kērōton < kēros, wax + IC] designating or of either of two fatty acids, C26H52O2 or C27H54O2, esters of which are found in beeswax and other waxes and oils …   English World dictionary

  • cerotic — /si rot ik, roh tik/, adj. of or derived from cerotic acid. [1840 50; < L cerot(um) wax salve ( < Gk kerotón, n. use of neut. of kerotós waxed, v. adj. of keroûn to wax, v. deriv. of kerós wax) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cerotic — adjective Of or pertaining to cerotic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • cerotic — /si rot ik, roh tik/, adj. of or derived from cerotic acid. [1840 50; < L cerot(um) wax salve ( < Gk kerotón, n. use of neut. of kerotós waxed, v. adj. of keroûn to wax, v. deriv. of kerós wax) + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerotic — adj. pertaining to an acid found in beeswax (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cerotic — ce·ro·tic …   English syllables

  • Cerotic acid — IUPAC name Hexacosanoic acid Identifiers …   Wikipedia

  • cerotic acid — noun a white solid fatty acid found in waxes (such as beeswax) • Syn: ↑hexacosanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑acid • Substance Holonyms: ↑beeswax * * * sə̇ˈrōd.ik, räd. noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerotic alcohol — Cerotin Cer o*tin, n. [See {Cerotene}.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance, {C27H55.OH}, obtained from Chinese wax, and regarded as an alcohol of the paraffin series; called also {cerotic alcohol}, {ceryl alcohol}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cerotic acid — a white, crystalline, water insoluble, odorless wax, C26H52O2, usually obtained from beeswax or carnauba wax. Also called cerinic acid, hexacosanoic acid. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

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