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cetin

[ seet-n ]
/ ˈsit n /
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noun Biochemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble fat, C32H64O2, 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.
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Also called cetyl palmitate.

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