Definition of Ozocerite

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.

Exact synonyms: Ader Wax, Earth Wax, Mineral Wax, Ozokerite
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Ozocerite

1. n. A waxlike mineral resin; -- sometimes called native paraffin, and mineral wax.

Definition of Ozocerite

1. Noun. (minerology) A dark waxy mineral, found associated with petroleum in some sandstones, used to make polishes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ozocerite

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Medical Definition of Ozocerite

1. A type of bitumin (semisolid to solid hydrocarbon substance) which is composed mostly of alkanes (or paraffins) with high molecular weights. The substance is a waxy solid found in irregular veinlike deposits within stressed rocks and have colours ranging from greenish to brown to jet black. It is formed from oils, or liquid petroleum, of the same composition which have been exposed to the surface, have been exposed to oxidation and biodegradation, and/or whose liquid components have evaporated. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ozocerite

oystrige
oystriges
oz
oz.
ozaena
ozaenas
ozagrel
ozalid
ozalids
ozeki
ozekis
ozelot sword
ozena
ozenous
ozmazome
ozocerite (current term)
ozocerites
ozochrotia
ozogen
ozokerite
ozokerites
ozona
ozonate
ozonated
ozonates
ozonating
ozonation
ozonations
ozonator
ozone

Literary usage of Ozocerite

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1. Petroleum: It's History, Origin, Occurence, Production, Physical and by Alexander Veith (1894)
"The ozocerite as obtained from the mines in Galicia is not a commercial article, being contaminated by adhering earthy and stony parts, and varying very ..."

2. The Examination of Hydrocarbon Oils and of Saponifiable Fats and Waxes by David Holde (1922)
"In the crude state ozocerite has a dark brown to greenish black color, ... Recently it has been possible to obtain ozocerite directly from crude oil by ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"797)examined a fossil resin sent from Rio Janeiro as ozocerite, but of unknown origin. It was yellow, shining, greasy to the touch, of the hardness of talc, ..."

4. Applied Geology: A Treatise on the Industrial Relations of Geological by Samuel Gardner Williams (1885)
"... which yield illuminating oil by distillation, and ozocerite, or mineral wax, besides illuminating gas, which has already been mentioned as derived from ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Petroleum: Comprising Its Origin, Geology by Benjamin Johnson Crew, Charls Albert Ashburner (1887)
"Another variety of solid bitumen is known as " ozocerite," or mineral wax, which in its native state is of a yellow color, light specific gravity and ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Petroleum: Comprising Its Origin, Geology by Benjamin Johnson Crew, Charls Albert Ashburner (1887)
"Another variety of solid bitumen is known as " ozocerite," or mineral wax, which in its native state is of a yellow color, light specific gravity and ..."

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