cerotic acid


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cerotic acid

[sə′räd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)24COOH A fatty acid derived from carnauba wax or beeswax; melts at 87.7°C. Also known as cerinic acid; hexacosanoic acid.