a quaternary ammonium compound used as a detergent and, having powerful antiseptic properties, for sterilizing surgical instruments, cleaning wounds, etc
noun ?1826–84, king of the Zulus (1873–79): defeated the British at Isandhlwana (1879) but was overwhelmed by them at Ulundi (1879); captured, he stated his case in London, and was reinstated as ruler of part of Zululand (1883)
the Whale, a constellation lying above the equator, containing the variable star Mira. noun (Latin genitive) Ceti (ˈsiːtaɪ) a large constellation on the celestial equator near Pisces and Aquarius. It contains the variable star Mira Ceti
n. univalent alcohol radical found in spermaceti, beeswax, etc., 1842, from Latin cetus “whale” (see Cetacea) + -yl. cetyl ce·tyl (sēt’l) n. The univalent radical C16H33 occurring in compounds found in waxes.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 16 H 34 O, used chiefly as an emollient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. cetyl alcohol (sēt’l) A waxy alcohol used in lubricants, detergents, cosmetics, and emulsifiers. Chemical formula: C16H34O.