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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

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a solid fatty substance of animal and vegetable origin, allied to the fixed oils and fats. From these it is distinguished by the fact that while oils and fats are glycerides, a true wax contains no glycerin, but is a combination of fatty acids with certain solid monatomic alcohols (see OILs).

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Wax'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​bri/​w/wax.html. 1910.
 
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