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of or derived from behenic acid; docosanoic.


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  • Behenic acid

    a crystalline, saturated fatty acid, C 22 H 44 O 2 , obtained from plant sources, used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics, waxes, and plasticizers.

  • Behind

    at or toward the rear of: Look behind the house. not keeping up with, later than; after: behind schedule. in the state of making less progress than: We can’t afford to fall behind our competitors. on the farther side of; beyond: behind the mountain. originating, supporting, or promoting: Who’s behind this program? hidden or unrevealed […]

  • Behind bars

    a relatively long, evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, as metal or wood, used as a guard or obstruction or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a cage. an oblong piece of any solid material: a bar of soap; a candy bar. the amount of material in a bar. an ingot, lump, or […]

  • Behind closed doors

    In secret, privately. For example, The nominating committee always meets behind closed doors, lest its deliberations become known prematurely . Also see behind the scenes Contemporary Examples The GOP Already Has a 2016 Front-Runner… for Vice President Josh Rogin February 26, 2014 New York’s Naughtiest Show (Maybe Avoid the Front Row) Tim Teeman January 17, […]

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