retene


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re·tene

 (rē′tēn′, rĕt′ēn′)
n.
A crystalline phenanthrene derivative, C18H18, derived from pine tar, fossil resins, and tar oils.

[From Greek rhētīnē, resin.]

retene

(ˈriːtiːn; ˈrɛt-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow crystalline hydrocarbon found in tar oils from pine wood and in certain fossil resins. Formula: C18H18
[C19: from Greek rhētinē resin]

re•tene

(ˈri tin, ˈrɛt in)

n.
a crystalline hydrocarbon, C18H18, derived from pine tar and other resins, and used in organic synthesis.
[1865–70; < Greek rhēt(inē) resin + -ene]
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