Definition of Ceresin

1. Noun. A white wax extracted from ozokerite.

Generic synonyms: Wax



Definition of Ceresin

1. n. A white wax, made by bleaching and purifying ozocerite, and used as a substitute for beeswax.

Definition of Ceresin

1. Noun. A refined form of ozocerite that is used in polishes and to make candles ¹

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Definition of Ceresin

1. a type of wax [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ceresin

1. A natural mixture of hydrocarbons of high molecular weight; a substitute for beeswax, also used in dentistry for impressions. Synonym: cerin, cerosin, earth wax, mineral wax, purified ozokerite. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Ceresin

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1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"centage of ceresin. The result may be checked by evaporating the petroleum ether solution and drying the residue at 180 C. The melting point of the isolated ..."

2. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge (1914)
"An addition of 3-5 per cent, of ceresin or paraffin wax can thus be detected ... ceresin. ceresin is the product obtained by refining ozokerite (earth wax), ..."

3. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Alcohol of 96.5% is recommended as solvent; in this case ceresin becomes ... Various known mixtures of ceresin and paraffin gave results within 0.6° of ..."

4. Leather Industries Laboratory Book of Analytical and Experimental Methods by Henry Richardson Procter (1908)
"ceresin is a mineral waxy substance obtained from ozokerite, ... ceresin is principally used to harden the paraffin waxes used for candles, and is generally ..."

5. Petroleum: A Treatise on the Geographical Distribution and Geological by Sir Boverton Redwood (1896)
"The asphalt press-cakes furnish to solvents (eg, benzine) considerable quantities of impure ceresin capable of being purified to saleable articles; ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"With stearic acid, With paraffin, With ceresin, In the fusing point=137.3c F. fusing point=14O.2c F. fusing point = 163° F By boiling with potash lye ..."

7. The Chemical Trade Journal and Oil, Paint and Colour ReviewChemical engineering (1892)
"[The chloroform was adopted in preference to ether, as it was found by several experiments to have in the cold a better solvent action on ceresin and ..."

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