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(Elements & Compounds) a white insoluble odourless wax present in beeswax, carnauba, and Chinese wax. Formula: CH3(CH2)24COOH. Also called: cerotic acid
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|Noun||1.||hexacosanoic 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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