Meaning of cetin


Pronunciation: (sēt'n), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble fat, CHO, 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
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