cetyl-palmitate

cetin

[seet-n]
noun Biochemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble fat, C 32 H 64 O 2 , obtained from spermaceti by extraction with ether: used chiefly as an emulsive agent in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and as a base in the manufacture of candles and soaps.
Also called cetyl palmitate.


Origin:
cet- + -in2

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