hatchettite

hatchettite

[hach-i-tahyt]
noun
a soft yellowish mineral wax, C 38 H 78 , darkening on exposure: found in bogs and coal beds.
Also, hatchettine [hach-i-teen, -tin] .
Also called adipocerite.


Origin:
1865–70; named after Charles Hatchett (c1765–1847), English chemist; see -ite1

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