ozokerite


ozo·ke·rite

noun \ˌō-zō-ˈkir-ˌīt\

Definition of OZOKERITE

:  a waxy mineral mixture of hydrocarbons that is colorless or white when pure and often of unpleasant odor and is used especially in making candles and in electrotyping

Variants of OZOKERITE

ozo·ke·rite also ozo·ce·rite \-ˈsir-\

Origin of OZOKERITE

German Ozokerit, from Greek ozein to smell + kēros wax — more at cerumen
First Known Use: circa 1837

ozo·ke·rite

noun \ˌō-zō-ˈki(ə)r-ˌīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OZOKERITE

: a waxy mineral mixture of hydrocarbons that is colorless or white when pure and often of unpleasant odor and is used especially in making ceresin

Variants of OZOKERITE

ozo·ke·rite also ozo·ce·rite \-ˈsi(ə)r-\

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