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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cetyl  \Ce"tyl\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  whale  +  -yl.]  (Chem.) 
  A  radical,  {C16H33},  not  yet  isolated,  but  supposed  to  exist 
  in  a  series  of  compounds  homologous  with  the  ethyl  compounds, 
  and  derived  from  spermaceti.