myricyl alcohol

noun
myr·​i·​cyl alcohol | \ ˈmir-ə-ˌsil- How to pronounce myricyl alcohol (audio) \

Medical Definition of myricyl alcohol

: a crystalline alcohol C30H62O occurring in the form of esters (as the palmitate) in beeswax and other waxes

called also melissyl alcohol

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“Myricyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myricyl%20alcohol. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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