petrolene

noun
pet·​ro·​lene | \ ˈpe‧trəˌlēn \
plural -s

Definition of petrolene

: the part of asphalt soluble in paraffin naphtha or hexane and free from asphaltenes and carbenes

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History and Etymology for petrolene

German petrolen, irregular from petroleum, from Medieval Latin

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“Petrolene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petrolene. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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