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carnauba wax


Definition: a wax obtained from the Brazilian wax palm, Copernica cerifera; used in pharmaceuticals to coat medicaments in sustained-release preparations and surfaces of tablets; used in waxes for wood and metal.

Synonym(s): Brazil wax, palm wax

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