cetylic alcohol
ethal \eth"al\, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. ['e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; -- called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cetylic alcohol — Cetylic Ce*tyl ic, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, spermaceti. [1913 Webster] {Cetylic alcohol} (Chem.), a white, waxy, crystalline solid, obtained from spermaceti, and regarded as homologous with ordinary, or ethyl, alcohol;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cetylic — Ce*tyl ic, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, spermaceti. [1913 Webster] {Cetylic alcohol} (Chem.), a white, waxy, crystalline solid, obtained from spermaceti, and regarded as homologous with ordinary, or ethyl, alcohol; ethal; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetyl alcohol — Cetylic Ce*tyl ic, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, spermaceti. [1913 Webster] {Cetylic alcohol} (Chem.), a white, waxy, crystalline solid, obtained from spermaceti, and regarded as homologous with ordinary, or ethyl, alcohol;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetyl alcohol — ethal eth al, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. [ e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetyl alcohol — /seet l/ a white, crystalline, water insoluble solid, C16H34O, used chiefly as an emollient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Also, cetylic alcohol /si til ik/. Also called ethal. [1870 75; CET + YL (so called because some of its compounds are… …   Universalium

  • C16H33OH — ethal eth al, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. [ e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethal — eth al, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. [ e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetyl — ˈsēd.əl also ˈse noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cet + yl; from the occurrence of some of its compounds in spermaceti : a univalent radical C16H33 compounds of which occur in waxes (as beeswax, spermaceti) : normal… …   Useful english dictionary

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