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ceraceous

[ suh-rey-shuhs ]
/ səˈreɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
waxlike; waxy: a ceraceous surface.
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Origin of ceraceous

1760–70; <Latin cēr(a) wax (compare Greek kērós wax) + -aceous

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British Dictionary definitions for ceraceous

ceraceous
/ (sɪˈreɪʃəs) /

adjective
waxlike or waxy

Word Origin for ceraceous

C18: from Latin cēra wax
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