variants or less commonly geocerain
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen occurring as a white waxy substance in brown coal

Word History


geocerite modification (influenced by -ite) of German geozerain, from geo- ge- + Latin cera wax + German -in; geocerain from German geozerain

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“Geocerite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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