geocerite

noun
ge·​o·​ce·​rite | \ ˌjēōˈsiˌrīt \
variants: or less commonly geocerain \ -​ˈsiˌrān \
plural -s

Definition of geocerite

: a mineral consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen occurring as a white waxy substance in brown coal

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History and Etymology for geocerite

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geocerite. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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