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stearoptene

[stee-uh-rop-teen] /ˌsti əˈrɒp tin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; stearo- + -ptene < Greek ptēnós winged, volatile; cf. eleoptene
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stearoptene

/ˌstɪəˈrɒptiːn/
noun
1.
the part of an essential oil that separates out as a solid on cooling or standing
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin stearoptenum, from Greek stear fat + -ptenum, from ptēnos winged (volatile)
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