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asphaltite

[as-fawl-tahyt, as-fawl-tahyt or, esp. British, as-fal-, as-fal-] /æsˈfɔl taɪt, ˈæs fɔlˌtaɪt or, esp. British, æsˈfæl-, ˈæs fæl-/
noun
1.
a natural, solid hydrocarbon having a melting point higher than that of asphalt.
Origin of asphaltite
1815-1825
From the Greek word asphaltī́tēs, dating back to 1815-25. See asphalt, -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for asphaltite

asphaltite

/æsˈfæltaɪt/
noun
1.
any of various naturally occurring hydrocarbons that resemble asphalt but have a higher melting point
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