noun ker·o·gen \ˈker-ə-jən, ˈke-rə-\

Definition of KEROGEN

:  bituminous material occurring in shale and yielding oil when heated

Origin of KEROGEN

Greek kēros wax + English -gen — more at cerumen
First Known Use: 1906


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