ozokerite

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

ozocerite

play \ˌō-zō-ˈsir-ˌīt\

Definition of ozokerite

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of ozokerite

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


First Known Use: 1834


Medical Dictionary

ozokerite

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

ozocerite

\-ˈsi(ə)r-\play

Medical Definition of ozokerite

  1. :  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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