cerotic acid


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ce·ro·tic acid

 (sə-rō′tĭk, -rŏt′ĭk)
n.
A fatty acid, C26H52O2, occurring in waxes, such as beeswax or carnauba wax.

[From Latin cērōtum, wax plaster, from Greek kērōton, from neuter of kēroun, to wax, from kēros, wax.]
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cerotic acid

(sɪˈrɒtɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name (not in technical usage) for hexacosanoic acid
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Noun1.cerotic acid - a white solid fatty acid found in waxes (such as beeswax)
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
beeswax - a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs
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