- 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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- the liquid part of a volatile oil
C20: from Greek elaion oil + ptēnos having wings, volatile; related to Greek petesthai to fly