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Wax

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    A wax is a saponifiable lipid, which is structurally a carboxylic acid ester formed by the condensation reaction of a fatty acid and a long-chain alcohol.

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    Wax is shared under a All Rights Reserved (used with permission) license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Gamini Gunawardena via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.

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