from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An old name for octadecyl alcohol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) One of the higher alcohols of the methane series, homologous with ethal, and found in small quantities as an ethereal salt of stearic acid in spermaceti.
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- noun chemistry One of the higher
alcoholsof the methane series, homologouswith ethal, and found in small quantities as an ethereal saltof stearic acidin spermaceti.
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Blend of stearic and ethal
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