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yel·low wax

a yellowish, solid, brittle substance prepared from the honeycomb of the bee, Apis mellifera; the chief constituent is myricin (myricyl palmitate); others are cerotic acid (cerin), melissic acid, heptacosane, and hentriacontane; used in the preparation of ointments, cerates, plasters, and suppositories.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

yel·low wax

(yelō waks)
Yellowish, solid, brittle substance prepared from the honeycomb of the bee, Apis mellifera; used in the preparation of ointments, cerates, plasters, and suppositories.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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