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[muh-ris-tik] /məˈrɪs tɪk/

noun, Chemistry.
an oily, white crystalline compound, C 1 4 H 2 8 O 2 , insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether: used in soaps, cosmetics, and in the synthesis of esters for flavors and perfumes.


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