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  1. cetyl alcohol(Noun)

    The waxy aliphatic primary alcohol 1-hexadecanol, used in cosmetics etc.


  1. Cetyl alcohol

    Cetyl alcohol, also known as 1-hexadecanol and palmityl alcohol, is a fatty alcohol with the formula CH3(CH2)15OH. At room temperature, cetyl alcohol takes the form of a waxy white solid or flakes. The name cetyl derives from the whale oil from which it was first isolated.

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