ce·​tyl ˈsēt-ᵊl How to pronounce cetyl (audio)
: a monovalent chemical group C16H33 found in compounds that occur in waxes (as beeswax and spermaceti)

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“Cetyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cetyl. Accessed 5 Oct. 2023.

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