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white wax

 

Definition: yellow wax that has been bleached by being rolled thinly and exposed to light and air, or bleached by chemical oxidants. Like yellow wax, used in preparing ointments, cerates, plasters, and suppositories.

Synonym(s): bleached wax, white beeswax

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