stearoptene

stearoptene

[stee-uh-rop-teen]
noun Chemistry.
the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene ).

Origin:
1830–40; stearo- + -ptene < Greek ptēnós winged, volatile; cf. eleoptene

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stearoptene (ˌstɪəˈrɒptiːn)
 
n
the part of an essential oil that separates out as a solid on cooling or standing
 
[C19: from New Latin stearoptenum, from Greek stear fat + -ptenum, from ptēnos winged (volatile)]

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