Advertisement

Advertisement

retene

[ ree-teen, ret-een ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a crystalline hydrocarbon, C 1 8 H 1 8 , obtained chiefly from the tar of resinous woods and certain fossil resins.


retene

/ ˈriːtiːn; ˈrɛt- /

noun

  1. a yellow crystalline hydrocarbon found in tar oils from pine wood and in certain fossil resins. Formula: C 18 H 18


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of retene1

1865–70; < Greek rhēt ( ī́nē ) resin + -ene

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of retene1

C19: from Greek rhētinē resin

Advertisement

Word of the Day

absquatulate

[ab-skwoch-uh-leyt ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


retemretention