retinasphalt

noun

ret·​in·​as·​phalt
ˌretᵊnˈaˌsfȯlt
variants or retinasphaltum
ˌ⸗⸗ˌaˈsfaltəm
: a fossil resin usually found with lignite

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jun. 2024.

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