reguline

reguline

[reg-yuh-lin, -lahyn]
adjective Metallurgy.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of, a regulus.

Origin:
1660–70; regul(us) + -ine1

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regulus (ˈrɛɡjʊləs)
 
n , pl -luses, -li
impure metal forming beneath the slag during the smelting of ores
 
[C16: from Latin: a petty king, from rēx king; formerly used for antimony, because it combines readily with gold, thought of as the king of metals]
 
'reguline
 
adj

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