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cetostearyl alcohol

Pronunciation: se-tō-stē′ă-ril al′kŏ-hol

Definition: A component of the hydrophilic ointment ingredient known as emulsifying wax; a mixture of solid aliphatic alcohols consisting chiefly of stearyl and cetyl alcohols.

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