Pronunciation: (sēt'n), [key]
n. Biochem.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble fat, C32H64O2, obtained from spermaceti by extraction with ether: used chiefly as an emulsive agent in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and as a base in the manufacture of candles and soaps. Also called ce'tyl pal'mitate.

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ceteris paribusCetinje


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