retene

retene

[ree-teen, ret-een]
noun Chemistry.
a crystalline hydrocarbon, C 1 8 H 1 8 , obtained chiefly from the tar of resinous woods and certain fossil resins.

Origin:
1865–70; < Greek rhēt(ī́nē) resin + -ene

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retene (ˈriːtiːn, ˈrɛt-)
 
n
a yellow crystalline hydrocarbon found in tar oils from pine wood and in certain fossil resins. Formula: C18H18
 
[C19: from Greek rhētinē resin]

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