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montan wax[′män‚tan ‚waks]
A hard mineral wax with a melting point of 80-90°C; white after purification and brown in the crude form; soluble in carbon tetrachloride, benzene, and chloroform; used for shoe and furniture polishes, adhesive pastes, roofing paints, and phonograph records. Also known as lignite wax.
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