ce·ro·tic acid (sə-rōʹtĭk, -rŏtʹĭk) n.
A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)24COOH, occurring in waxes, such as beeswax or carnauba wax.
  [From Latin cērōtum, wax plaster, from Greek kērōton, from neuter of kēroun, to wax, from kēros, wax.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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