ceresin


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ceresin

(ˈsɛrɪsɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white wax extracted from ozocerite
[C19: irregularly from Latin cēra wax]
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Noun1.ceresin - a white wax extracted from ozokerite
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
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Formalin-fixed liver samples were dehydrated in the series of ascending grades of alcohol (70%, 80%, 95%, and 100%), cleared in chloroform, impregnated with paraffin, and embedded in paraffin wax with ceresin. Finally, the paraffin blocks were sectioned at 4 [micro]m thickness using a sliding microtome (Leica, Wetzlar, Germany).
Sample Formula 2: Traditional Cold Cream Ingredient Name % (Phase A) Beeswax 7.0 Ceresin 12.0 Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20 (Permulgin D) 1.0 Behenlc Acid 2.0 Mineral Oil 35.0 Carbomer 0.05 (Phase B) Aqua 41.7 Triethanolamine 0.75 DMDM Hydantoin 0.5 Procedure: Begin heating water to 75 [degrees]C and add Phase B ingredients one at a time, mixing until uniform.