hatchettite


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hatchettite

[′ha·chəd‚īt]
(mineralogy)
C38H78 A yellow-white mineral paraffin wax, melting at 55-65°C in the natural state and 79°C in the pure state; occurs in masses in ironstone nodules or in cavities in limestone. Also known as adipocerite; adipocire; hatchettine; mineral tallow; mountain tallow; naphthine.