A pale yellow oil found with spermaceti in the
cachalot (sperm) whale, Physeter macrocephalus.
When spermaceti wax is obtained by treatment with
hot water, the sperm oil is pressed out. It is
classed chemically as a liquid wax and is
sometimes used as a lubricant for leather
bindings, generally with other materials in LEATHER DRESSINGS .
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