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spermaceti

noun sper·ma·ce·ti \ˌspər-mə-ˈsē-tē, -ˈse-\

Definition of SPERMACETI

:  a waxy solid obtained from the oil of cetaceans and especially from a closed cavity in the heads of sperm whales and used especially formerly in ointments, cosmetics, and candles
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Origin of SPERMACETI

Middle English sperma cete, from Medieval Latin sperma ceti whale sperm
First Known Use: 15th century
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spermaceti

noun sper·ma·ce·ti \ˌspər-mə-ˈsēt-ē, -ˈset-\

Medical Definition of SPERMACETI

:  a waxy solid obtained from the oil of cetaceans and especially sperm whales and used especially formerly in pharmacology as a constituent of ointments

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