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 (kə-lŏf′ə-nē, kŏl′ə-fō′nē)
n. pl. co·loph·o·nies
See rosin.

[Middle English colofonie, from Latin (rēsīna) colophōnia, (resin) of Colophon, from colophōnia, feminine of colophōnius, of Colophon, from Colophōn, Colophon (known for its pine resin).]
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for rosin1
[C14: from Latin Colophōnia rēsina resin from Colophon]
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Noun1.colophony - translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments
natural resin - a plant exudate
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References in periodicals archive ?
It is also referred to as Greek pitch or colophony. Gum Rosin is a semi-transparent material and is available in different types and different colours.
10,166,178 B2 (Raul Vidal Esmoris, Gema Garcia De Miguel); Grupo DRV Phytolab, S.L., a Spanish firm, has patented a depilatory composition consisting of synthetic resins selected from the group consisting of petroleum resin and colophony resin; a carrier of a hydrophilic cosmetic active agent.
The most common allergens giving positive patch test were PPD in 54 (68.4%), fragrance mix in 8 (10.1%), colophony, parabens mix and thiomersal in 3 each (3.8%) and formaldehyde in 2 (2.5%) patients (Table 6).
The resin is composed of a solid fraction, called a pitch or gum colophony, and a volatile part, known as turpentine.
The reference compounds belong to the classes of polysaccharide (cellulose 63600; Arabic gum 63300), lipid (carnauba wax 62300; beeswax 62200; shellac wax 60550), proteinaceous (hide glue 63020; bone glue 63000; casein 63200) and natural resinous (sandarac 60100; manila copal 60150; colophony 60310; Venetian turpentine 62010; dammar 60001; mastic 60050; shellac 60480; dragon's blood 37000) materials.
Milk or casein, animal glue, egg, drying oils (walnut, linseed, and poppy seed oils), plant resins (e.g., sandarac, mastic, and colophony), animal resins, and waxes are the most common organic materials historically used in the Mediterranean area and in Europe.
In electronic industry the workers are exposed to solder fumes containing colophony cause severe asthma problems [1] and it also cause lungs cancer and occupational asthma [2].
Exclusion criteria for FV application include children with a history of an allergy to colophony and children diagnosed with asthma who do not have their rescue medication, for example, a short-acting bronchodilator, at time of application.
Jarisch, "The significance of fragrance mix, balsam of Peru, colophony and propolis as screening tools in the detection of fragrance allergy," British Journal of Dermatology, vol.
During the processing of materials (textiles and leather) dyeing agents (such as potassium dichromate and disperse dyes), metallic elements (such as nickel, cobalt, and chrome), and finishing agents (such as colophony and epoxy resin) can affect the skin of the workers.