retinasphalt

noun
ret·​in·​as·​phalt | \ ˌretᵊnˈaˌsfȯlt \
variants: or retinasphaltum \ ˌ⸗⸗ˌaˈsfaltəm \

Definition of retinasphalt

: a fossil resin usually found with lignite

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History and Etymology for retinasphalt

retinasphalt from New Latin retinasphaltum; retinasphaltum from New Latin, from Greek rhētinē resin + New Latin asphaltum asphalt

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“Retinasphalt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retinasphalt. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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