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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Ceresin or oil wax can be used as structuring additive.
Wax--(1) Any substance similar to beeswax in composition and use, as carnauba wax, candelilla wax, bayberry wax, japan wax, sugarcane wax, flax wax, cotton wax, esparto wax, cauassu wax, murumuru sect wax, shellac wax, ceresin wax, montan wax, and paraffin.
At the present time, there is little information known about how different waxes such as candelilla, carnuba and ceresin, which are common in lipstick formulations, solidify different oils.