pyritobitumen

pyritobitumen

[pə¦rīd·ō·bə′tü·mən]
(geology)
Any of various dark-colored, relatively hard, nonvolatile hydrocarbon substances often associated with mineral matter, which decompose upon heating to yield bitumens. Also known as pyrobitumen.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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