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Synonym: Cctaccum Biological source: Spermaceti is a solid wax obtained from the head and blabber of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus Linn. of the family Physeteridae. Geographical source: Physeter macrocephalus are naturally found in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans chiefly near the coasts...
Synonyms: Gelatinum, Gelfoam, Puragel Biological source: Gelatin is a protein derivative obtained by evaporating an aqueous extract made from skins, tendons and bones of various domestic animals such as the cow Bos taurus Linn., the sheep, Ovis aries Linn., etc. of...
Waxes are some natural products similar to fixed oils and fats in their physical characters. But they usually occur as solid substances. They may also occur as liquids. Like the fixed oils and fats they are also obtained from...
Synonym: Adeps Biological source: Lard is prepared by purifying the fat obtained from the abdomen of the hog, Sus scrofa Linn. The animal belongs to the family Suidae. Geographical source: Lard is produced in most European and American countries. Macroscopical and microscopical characters: Lard is a...
Synonym: Sevum Biological source: Suet is the purified fat obtained from the abdomen of the sheep, Ovis aries Linn., of the family Bovidae. The oil is extracted by thoroughly crushing the omentum or folds of the abdominal peritoneum to break the membranous...
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