[ as-fawl-teen or, esp. British, -fal- ]
/ æsˈfɔl tin or, esp. British, -ˈfæl- /
any of the constituents of a bitumen, as asphalt, that are insoluble in pentane, hexane, or naphthalene.
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Words nearby asphaltene
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According to others, asphaltum consists almost entirely of asphaltene.