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o·zo·ce·rite(ō′zō-sîr′īt′) also o·zo·ke·rite (-kîr′-)
A yellow-brown to black or green hydrocarbon wax, found in irregular veins in sandstones and used in making electrical insulation and polishes.
[Greek ozein, to smell + Greek kēros, wax + -ite.]
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|Noun||1.||ozokerite - 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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