Ce"rin\, n. [L. cera wax + -in: cf. L. cerinus wax-colored.]

1. (Chem.) A waxy substance extracted by alcohol or ether from cork; sometimes applied also to the portion of beeswax which is soluble in alcohol. --Watts.

2. (Min.) A variety of the mineral allanite.
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