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retene

[ree-teen, ret-een] /ˈri tin, ˈrɛt in/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a crystalline hydrocarbon, C 1 8 H 1 8 , obtained chiefly from the tar of resinous woods and certain fossil resins.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek rhēt(ī́nē) resin + -ene
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British Dictionary definitions for retene

retene

/ˈriːtiːn; ˈrɛt-/
noun
1.
a yellow crystalline hydrocarbon found in tar oils from pine wood and in certain fossil resins. Formula: C18H18
Word Origin
C19: from Greek rhētinē resin
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