bleached beeswax
see white wax, under wax.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • white wax — n bleached yellow wax used esp. in cosmetics, ointments, and cerates called also beeswax, cera alba * * * [NF] the bleached, purified wax from the honeycomb of the bee, Apis mellifera, used as a stiffening agent in pharmaceutical preparations …   Medical dictionary

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