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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...
Synonyms: Mel, Clarified Honey, Strained Honey Biological source: Honey is a saccharine secretion produced from the nectar of flowers and accumulated in the honeycomb by the Honeybee, Apis mellifi.ca Linn. (Family Apidae). Geographical source: Although honey is collected in many tropical countries of the...
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: 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...
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