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car·nau·ba wax

a wax obtained from the Brazilian wax palm, Copernica cerifera; used in pharmaceuticals to coat medicaments in sustained-release preparations and surfaces of tablets; used in waxes for wood and metal.
Synonym(s): Brazil wax, palm wax

car·nau·ba wax

(kahr-nawbă waks)
Wax used in pharmaceuticals and in dentistry.
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The boom in carnauba wax and oiticica oil in the late 1930s and 1940s, relative newcomers to Ceara's export economy, effected similar socioeconomic disparities.
Therefore, in the NT/ORG system, the contribution from residue input, compost, and carnauba straw applied annually can increase CL stocks.
The slip combination of carnauba wax and lanolin wax enhances the hardness of such coating formulations.
The beeswax, carnauba wax and natural resin paste formula produces a dirt- and dust-resistant coat without harsh chemicals.
Contains Carnauba wax that allows you to re-style whenever you want.
ECHINACEA, hops, carnauba wax and vitamin E are just some of the ingredients in Liz Earle's Hand Repair lotion, just launched in a new 100ml pump size.
Carnauba, a vegetable wax, can be used in addition to beeswax, and demara resin is often added to the mixture to raise the melting temperature and add sheen.
The bottle is covered with hand-woven carnauba straw just to grab your attention.
Ingredients: Sugar, corn starch, partially hydgrogenated veg oil (cottonseed, soybean), dextrin, soya lecithin, confectioners glaze, FD&C Red#40 Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, natural and artificial flavour, carnauba wax, FD&C Yellow#5 Lake, FD&C Blue#1 Lake.
This combination, modified with carnauba or candelilla wax (both from plant sources), makes for a stiff "thixotropic" blend that softens when pressure is applied.
1/2 ounce Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax, or Carnauba Wax (Both waxes are plant source waxes.