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ozokerite

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noun ozo·ke·rite \ˌō-zō-ˈkir-ˌīt\

Definition of ozokerite

  1. :  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

also ozocerite play \-ˈsir-\

Origin of ozokerite

German Ozokerit, from Greek ozein to smell + kēros wax — more at cerumen


First Known Use: circa 1837


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ozokerite

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noun ozo·ke·rite \ˌō-zō-ˈki(ə)r-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of ozokerite

  1. :  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

also ozocerite \-ˈsi(ə)r-\play

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