colophene

noun col·o·phene \ ˈkäləˌfēn \

Definition of colophene

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

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Origin and Etymology of colophene

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


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