petrolene

[ pe-truh-leen ]

noun
  1. any of the constituents of a bitumen, as asphalt, that are soluble in pentane, hexane, or naphthalene.

Origin of petrolene

1
First recorded in 1830–40; petrol(eum) + -ene

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