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.
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