mineral wax


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mineral wax

n.
Ozocerite.

mineral wax

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for ozocerite

o•zo•ce•rite

(oʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt)

also o•zo•ke•rite

(-kəˌraɪt, -ˈkɪər aɪt)

n.
a waxlike mixture of natural solid hydrocarbons: used for insulation and in candles. Also called mineral wax.
[1830–40; < German Ozokerit < Greek óz(ein) to smell + -o- -o- + kēr(ós) wax]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mineral wax - a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleummineral wax - a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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