- a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H34O, used chiefly as an emollient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Also ce·tyl·ic al·cohol [si-til-ik] /sɪˈtɪl ɪk/.
Origin of cetyl alcohol
Also called ethal.
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- A waxy alcohol used in lubricants, detergents, cosmetics, and emulsifiers. Chemical formula: C16H34O.
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