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elaeoptene

[el-ee-op-teen] /ˌɛl iˈɒp tin/
noun, Chemistry
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British Dictionary definitions for elaeoptene

elaeoptene

/ˌɛlɪˈɒptiːn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of eleoptene

eleoptene

/ˌɛlɪˈɒptiːn/
noun
1.
the liquid part of a volatile oil
Word Origin
C20: from Greek elaion oil + ptēnos having wings, volatile; related to Greek petesthai to fly
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