ozokerite

noun
ozo·​ke·​rite | \ ˌō-zō-ˈkir-ˌīt How to pronounce ozokerite (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ozocerite \ ˌō-​zō-​ˈsir-​ˌīt How to pronounce ozokerite (audio) \

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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The first known use of ozokerite was in 1834

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“Ozokerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ozokerite. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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ozokerite

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

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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