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petrolene

[pe-truh-leen] /ˈpɛ trəˌlin/
noun
1.
any of the constituents of a bitumen, as asphalt, that are soluble in pentane, hexane, or naphthalene.
Also called malthene.
Compare asphaltene.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; petrol(eum) + -ene
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