bleached beeswax

bleached beeswax
see white wax, under wax.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • beeswax — /beez waks /, n. 1. wax1 (def. 1). v.t. 2. to rub or treat with beeswax. [1670 80; BEE1 + S1 + WAX1] * * * Commercially useful wax secreted by worker honeybees to make the cell walls of the honeycomb. A bee consumes an estimated 6–10 lbs (3–4.5… …   Universalium

  • beeswax — I noun a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs • Hypernyms: ↑wax, ↑animal product • Hyponyms: ↑Ghedda wax • Substance Meronyms: ↑cerotic acid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Altar candle — Altar candles are candles set on or near altars for religious ceremonies. Various denominations have regulations or traditions regarding the number and type of candles used, and when they are lit or extinguished during the services.Altar candles… …   Wikipedia

  • White — noun 1. a member of the Caucasoid race (Freq. 10) • Syn: ↑White person, ↑Caucasian • Derivationally related forms: ↑Caucasian (for: ↑Caucasian), ↑white …   Useful english dictionary

  • white — I noun 1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) (Freq. 6) • Syn: ↑whiteness • Ant: ↑black • Derivationally related forms: ↑white ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • white wax — noun : any of various waxes that are naturally white or are rendered so by bleaching: as a. : beeswax 2b used especially in pharmacy b. : chinese wax * * * a yellowish white, somewhat translucent, tasteless solid, prepared by bleaching beeswax,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cera alba — |sirəˈalbə noun Etymology: New Latin : bleached beeswax …   Useful english dictionary

  • wax — I noun any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water (Freq. 7) • Derivationally related forms: ↑waxy • Hypernyms: ↑lipid, ↑lipide, ↑lipoid …   Useful english dictionary

  • wax — 1. A thick, tenacious substance, plastic at room temperature, secreted by bees for building the cells of their honeycomb. SYN: beeswax, cera. 2. Any substance with physical properties similar to those of beeswax, of animal, vegetable …   Medical dictionary

  • Wax — For other uses, see Wax (disambiguation). Cetyl palmitate, a typical wax ester …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”