carnauba wax(redirected from palm wax)
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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.
car·nau·ba wax(kahr-nawbă waks)
Wax used in pharmaceuticals and in dentistry.