retinite

retinite

[ret-n-ahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
any of various fossil resins, especially one derived from brown coal.

Origin:
1815–25; < French rétinite, equivalent to rétin- (combining form of Greek rhētī́nē resin) + -ite -ite1

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retinite (ˈrɛtɪˌnaɪt)
 
n
any of various resins of fossil origin, esp one derived from lignite
 
[C19: from French rétinite, from Greek rhētinē resin + -ite1]

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