Cerate vs Cerite - What's the difference?

cerate | cerite |


As nouns the difference between cerate and cerite

is that cerate is (medicine|archaic) an unctuous preparation for external application — mainly wax (or resin or spermaceti) mixed with oil, lard, and various medicinal ingredients — of a consistency between ointment and plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin while cerite is (mineral) a hydrous silicate of cerium (and other metals).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cerate

English

Noun

  • (medicine, archaic) An unctuous preparation for external application — mainly wax (or resin or spermaceti) mixed with oil, lard, and various medicinal ingredients — of a consistency between ointment and plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.
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    cerite

    English

    (wikipedia cerite)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mineral) A hydrous silicate of cerium (and other metals).
  • (zoology) A horn-shaped cerithiid shell.