stearyl alcohol

noun
stea·​ryl alcohol | \ ˈstē-ə-ˌril- How to pronounce stearyl alcohol (audio) , ˈsti-ˌril- How to pronounce stearyl alcohol (audio) \

Medical Definition of stearyl alcohol

: an unctuous solid alcohol C18H38O that has uses similar to those of cetyl alcohol

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“Stearyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/stearyl%20alcohol. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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