Definition of Mineral wax
1. Noun. A waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles.
Medical Definition of Mineral wax
1. A wax derived from petroleum. Synonym: mineral wax. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Mineral wax
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1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"Mixed " Stearine " and mineral wax Candles (a) PARAFFIN WAX Since a description of the manufacture of paraffin wax falls outside the scope of this work, ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1877)
"mineral wax (Ozokerite), Refined, white and yellow, soft and hard ; Wax Candles ... Gustavus Wagemann, Vienna Refined mineral wax is possessed of the same ..."
3. The Mineral Industry (1902)
"... deposits of mineral wax, but owing to the obstinacy of the owners of some smaller tracts, the promoters of the trust have not as yet been successful. ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1894)
"mineral wax, paraffin, resin, stearic acid and suint wax decrease it. ... Paraffin, mineral wax and stearic acid lower the percentage, but cacao butter, ..."
5. A Treatise on Chemistry Applied to the Manufacture of Soap and Candles by Campbell Morfit (1856)
"... and other localities, and are known among mineralogists as ozokerite and mineral wax. Pure paraffin is brilliantly white, inodorous, and tasteless. ..."
6. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"OZOKERITE; mineral wax; NATIVE PARAFFIN. This is a wax-like hydrocarbon, usually with a foliated structure, soft and easily indented with the thumb nail; ..."