[oh-zoh-kuh-rahyt, -suh-rahyt, oh-zoh-seer-ahyt]
- a waxlike mineral resin; mineral wax.
Also o·zo·ke·rite [oh-zoh-kuh-rahyt, oh-zoh-keer-ahyt] /oʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈkɪər aɪt/.
Origin of ozocerite
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Historical Examples of ozocerite
Petroleum is found in Galicia, where ozocerite is also raised.
A native mineral paraffine, known as ozocerite, is mined in Utah and Galicia; it is used as an insulating material.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- a brown or greyish wax that occurs associated with petroleum and is used for making candles and wax paperAlso called: earth wax, mineral wax
Word Origin for ozocerite
C19: from German Ozokerit, from Greek ozein to smell + kēros beeswax
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