A mixture of paraffinic and cycloparaffinic hydrocarbons occurring in nature; it has a higher melting point than synthetic paraffin, and is used as a substitute for beeswax. ... Synonym: ozocerite. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(from Greek ozokros, `odoriferous wax`), naturally occurring, light yellow to dark brown mineral wax composed principally of solid paraffinic ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ō′zō-kēr′īt Definitions: 1. A mixture of paraffinic and cycloparaffinic hydrocarbons occurring in nature; it has a higher melting point than synthetic paraffin and is used as a substitute for beeswax. Synonyms: ozocerite
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Ozokerite or ozocerite (Gr. Όζο oze, stench, and κερί kero, wax), archaically referred to as earthwax or earth wax, is a naturally occurring odoriferous mineral wax or paraffin found in many localities. ==Sources== Specimens have been obtained from Scotland, Northumberland, Wales, as well as from about thirty different countries. Of these o
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