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cerotic

[si-rot-ik, -roh-tik] /sɪˈrɒt ɪk, -ˈroʊ tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or derived from cerotic acid.
Origin of cerotic
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin cērōt(um) wax salve (< Greek kērōtón, noun use of neuter of kērōtós waxed, verbal adjective of kēroûn to wax, verbal derivative of kērós wax) + -ic
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