ligroin

noun
lig·​ro·​in
variants: or less commonly ligroine \ ˈligrəwə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of ligroin

: any of several petroleum naphtha fractions boiling usually in the range 20° to 135° C that commonly have a specified boiling range whether narrow (as for petroleum pentane or petroleum hexane) or wide (as 40° to 75° C) and that are used chiefly as solvents

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History and Etymology for ligroin

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“Ligroin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ligroin. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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