kerogen

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ker·o·gen

 (kĕr′ə-jən)
n.
A fossilized material in shale and other sedimentary rock that yields oil upon heating.

[Greek kēros, wax + -gen.]

kerogen

(ˈkɛrədʒən)
n
(Minerals) the solid organic material found in some rocks, such as oil shales, that produces hydrocarbons similar to petroleum when heated
[C20: from Greek kēro(s) wax + -gen]

ker•o•gen

(ˈkɛr ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
the bituminous matter in oil shale from which shale oil is obtained by heating and distillation.
[1905–10; < Greek kēró(s) wax + -gen]