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waxy

(wăk′sē)
adj. wax·ier, wax·iest
1. Resembling wax in appearance or texture, as in being pale, pliable, or smooth and lustrous.
2. Consisting of, abounding in, or covered with wax.
3. Containing amyloid deposits, as a bodily organ.
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waxy

(wăks′ē) [AS. weax, wax]
Resembling or pert. to wax.
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