paraffin-base crude

paraffin-base crude

[′par·ə·fən ¦bās ′krüd]
(materials)
Crude petroleum oil that contains predominately alkanes as contrasted with asphaltic- or naphthenic-base crudes; used as a source of fuels and high-grade lubricating oils.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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