elaterite


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e·lat·er·ite

 (ĭ-lăt′ə-rīt′)
n.
A brown-to-black, soft, elastic hydrocarbon resin.

[elater, elasticity (obsolete) + -ite.]

elaterite

(ɪˈlætəˌraɪt)
n
(Chemistry) a dark brown naturally occurring bitumen resembling rubber
[C19: from elater + -ite1]