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retinite

[ret-n-ahyt] /ˈrɛt nˌaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
any of various fossil resins, especially one derived from brown coal.
Origin of retinite
1815-1825
1815-25; < French rétinite, equivalent to rétin- (combining form of Greek rhētī́nē resin) + -ite -ite1
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retinite

/ˈrɛtɪˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
any of various resins of fossil origin, esp one derived from lignite
Word Origin
C19: from French rétinite, from Greek rhētinē resin + -ite1
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