noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
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Origin of spermaceti
OTHER WORDS FROM spermacetisper·ma·cet·i·like, adjective
Words nearby spermaceti
Example sentences from the Web for spermaceti
Spermaceti is a perfectly definite chemical body, which can be recognised without chance of error.More Science From an Easy Chair|Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Spermaceti is pulverised as camphor, by the aid of a few drops of spirit.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Spermaceti candles of definite size form the measure of electric light, giving rise to the phrase "of so many candle-power."
Spermaceti, the solid waxy body carried round in the Cachalot's head in solution, is a valuable whale-product.
Spermaceti is identical in its physical properties with paraffine, and the latter is now almost universally its substitute.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway