ozocerite


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ozocerite

[ō′zäs·ə‚rīt]
(geology)
A natural, brown to jet black paraffin wax occurring in irregular veins; consists principally of hydrocarbons, is soluble in water, and has a variable melting point. Also known as ader wax; earth wax; fossil wax; mineral wax; native paraffin; ozokerite.
(materials)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.