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(Elements & Compounds) another name for ozocerite
o•zo•ce•rite(oʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt)
also o•zo•ke•rite(-kəˌraɪt, -ˈkɪər aɪt)
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]
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|Noun||1.||mineral 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