spermaceti oil

spermaceti oil

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  • Spermaceti — Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spermaceti — (from Greek sperma , seed, and cetus , whale) is a wax present in the head cavities of the sperm whale ( Physeter macrocephalus ). Spermaceti is extracted from whale oil by crystallisation at 6 °C, when treated by pressure and a chemical solution …   Wikipedia

  • spermaceti — [spʉr΄mə sēt′ī΄, spʉr΄məsēt′ē; spʉr΄məset′ī, spʉr′məset′ē] n. [ML sperma ceti, lit., whale sperm < LL sperma,SPERM1 + L ceti, gen. of cetus, whale < Gr kētos] a white, waxlike substance taken from the oil in the head of a sperm whale or… …   English World dictionary

  • spermaceti — spermacetilike, adj. /sperr meuh set ee, see tee/, n. Chem., Pharm. a pearly white, waxy, translucent solid, obtained from the oil in the head of the sperm whale: used chiefly in cosmetics and candles, and as an emollient. Also called cetaceum.… …   Universalium

  • spermaceti whale — Sperm whale Sperm whale (Zo[ o]l.) A very large toothed whale ({Physeter macrocephalus}), having a head of enormous size. The upper jaw is destitute of teeth. In the upper part of the head, above the skull, there is a large cavity, or case,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. grease (see oil); oil paint (see painting). v. lubricate, grease (See oil); placate, flatter. See flattery, smoothness, servility. II Friction reducing fluid Nouns …   English dictionary for students

  • Oil — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Oil >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 oil oil fat butter cream grease tallow suet lard dripping exunge| blubber Sgm: N 1 glycerin glycerin stearin elaine …   English dictionary for students

  • spermaceti — noun Etymology: Middle English sperma cete, from Medieval Latin sperma ceti whale sperm Date: 15th century a waxy solid obtained from the oil of cetaceans and especially from a closed cavity in the heads of sperm whales and used especially… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spermaceti — A peculiar fatty, waxy substance, chiefly cetin (cetyl palmitate), obtained from the head of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus; used to impart firmness to ointment bases. SYN: cetaceum. [sperma + G. ketos, whale] * * * sper·ma·ce·ti .spər… …   Medical dictionary

  • spermaceti — sper·ma·cet·i || ‚spÉœrmÉ™ setɪ /‚spɜː n. white waxy substance obtained from oil produced by sperm whales, cetaceum (used in the manufacture of cosmetics, candles, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spermaceti — sper•ma•cet•i [[t]ˌspɜr məˈsɛt i, ˈsi ti[/t]] n. chem. pha pha a pearly white, waxy, translucent solid, obtained from the oil of sperm whales and other cetaceans: used chiefly in cosmetics and candles and as an emollient • Etymology: 1425–75;… …   From formal English to slang

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