Insect wax

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Description

A general name for waxes that are produced by insects.

See beeswax, lac wax, creosote lac wax, and Chinese insect wax.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cera de insectos (Esp.); cera cinese (It); cera d'insetti (It); spermaceti vegetale (It)

Comparisons

Properties of Natural Waxes


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982