cetostearyl alcohol


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(se-tō-stē'ă-ril al'kŏ-hol),
A component of the hydrophilic ointment ingredient known as emulsifying wax; a mixture of solid aliphatic alcohols consisting chiefly of stearyl and cetyl alcohols.