or el·ae·op·tene


noun Chemistry.

the liquid part of a volatile oil (opposed to stearoptene).

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




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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