[ el-ee-op-teen ]
/ ˌɛl iˈɒp tin /
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the liquid part of a volatile oil (opposed to stearoptene).
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Origin of eleoptene
<Greek élaio(n) oil + ptēn(ós) winged (akin to pétesthai to fly); see -ene
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British Dictionary definitions for eleoptene
/ (ˌɛlɪˈɒptiːn) /
the liquid part of a volatile oil
Word Origin for eleoptene
C20: from Greek elaion oil + ptēnos having wings, volatile; related to Greek petesthai to fly
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