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It is a combination of palmitic acid and a peculiar hydrocarbon, called (after the whale) "cetyl," and easily forms pure crystals.More Science From an Easy Chair
Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The univalent radical C16H33 occurring in compounds found in waxes.
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