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ceraceous

[suh-rey-shuh s] /səˈreɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
waxlike; waxy:
a ceraceous surface.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Latin cēr(a) wax (compare Greek kērós wax) + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for ceraceous

ceraceous

/sɪˈreɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
waxlike or waxy
Word Origin
C18: from Latin cēra wax
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Word Origin and History for ceraceous
adj.

"waxy," 1738, from Latin cera "wax" (see cere (n.)) + -aceous.

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