colophene

noun

col·​o·​phene
ˈkäləˌfēn
plural -s
: an oily liquid that is a high-boiling component of the mixture obtained by treating turpentine (see colophene sense 2) with sulfuric acid

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary colophony + -ene; originally formed as French colophène

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“Colophene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colophene. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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