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wax

(waks),
1. A substance, plastic at room temperature, secreted by bees for building honeycomb cells. Synonym(s): beeswax, cera
2. Any substance with physical properties similar to those of beeswax, of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin (for example, oils, lipids, or fats that are solids at room temperature).
3. Esters of high molecular weight fatty acids with monohydric or dihydric alcohols (aliphatic or cyclic), that are solid at room temperature; often accompanied by free fatty acids.
[A.S. weax]

beeswax

/bees·wax/ (bēz´waks) wax derived from the honeycomb of the bee Apis mellifera; see yellow wax (unbleached b.) and white wax, (bleached b.) under wax.

wax

(waks)
1. A substance, plastic at room temperature, secreted by bees for building honeycomb cells.
Synonym(s): cera.
2. Any substance with physical properties similar to those of beeswax, of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin (e.g., oils, lipids, or fats that are solids at room temperature).
[A.S. weax]

beeswax,

n a wax that melts at low heat and is an ingredient of many dental waxes.
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Evidence of beeswax also turned up on a 7,000- to 6,000-year-old pottery fragment from an Algerian site.
Traces of beeswax fats were relatively uncommon " just four out of the 570 vessels from northwestern Anatolia bore traces of bee products " but geographically widespread, the researchers found.
Measure out the sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter and beeswax into a small glass measuring jug and place in a saucepan containing a few centimetres of simmering water until the butter and beeswax have fully melted.
The selected colonies were standardized as to brood and food, with seven frames of open and closed brood, two frames of food and one frame with thin layer of beeswax provided by the Beekeeping Area of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
The start-up costs are minimal: one needs some dyes, the tool, a candle, a very small stick of beeswax and a raw egg.
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Candelilla wax is a vegan alternative to beeswax, and is used in Green Tidings All Natural Vegetarian Deodorant.
Using a hot uncapping knife, he cuts beeswax from the frames, saving the wax.
Washington, Sept 20 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered a 6,500-year-old human jaw bone with a tooth showing traces of beeswax filling, which provides new evidence on ancient dentistry.
Beeswax allows skin to heal naturally as it creates a breathable barrier, unlike mineral oils which can clog pores.
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