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white wax

a yellowish-white, somewhat translucent, tasteless solid, prepared by bleaching beeswax, used chiefly in pharmacy.
Origin of white wax
1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It secretes white wax and infested leaves appear as though small tufts of cotton were fastened to them.
  • They produce the white wax that eventually covers their bodies.
  • The white wax secreted by the beech scale is the first sign of the disease.
  • The fruit is covered with bluish-white wax and clustered together.

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