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Waxes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Waxes
Tree Number(s)
D10.945
Unique ID
D014885
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014885
Scope Note
A plastic substance deposited by insects or obtained from plants. Waxes are esters of various fatty acids with higher, usually monohydric alcohols. The wax of pharmacy is principally yellow wax (beeswax), the material of which honeycomb is made. It consists chiefly of cerotic acid and myricin and is used in making ointments, cerates, etc. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QU 85
See Also
Cerumen
Inlay Casting Wax
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Waxes Preferred
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