asphaltite

asphaltite

[as-fawl-tahyt, as-fawl-tahyt or, esp. British, as-fal-, as-fal-]
noun
a natural, solid hydrocarbon having a melting point higher than that of asphalt.

Origin:
1815–25; < Greek asphaltī́tēs. See asphalt, -ite1

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asphaltite (æsˈfæltaɪt)
 
n
any of various naturally occurring hydrocarbons that resemble asphalt but have a higher melting point

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