ozokerite

noun
ozo·​ke·​rite | \ˌō-zō-ˈkir-ˌīt \
variants: or less commonly ozocerite \ ˌō-​zō-​ˈsir-​ˌīt \

Definition of ozokerite 

: a waxy mineral mixture of hydrocarbons that is colorless or white when pure and often of unpleasant odor and is used especially in making candles and in electrotyping

First Known Use of ozokerite

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ozokerite

German Ozokerit, from Greek ozein to smell + kēros wax — more at cerumen

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ozokerite

noun
ozo·​ke·​rite | \ˌō-zō-ˈki(ə)r-ˌīt \
variants: also ozocerite \ -​ˈsi(ə)r-​ \

Medical Definition of ozokerite 

: a waxy mineral mixture of hydrocarbons that is colorless or white when pure and often of unpleasant odor and is used especially in making ceresin

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