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retene

[ree-teen, ret-een]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a crystalline hydrocarbon, C18H18, obtained chiefly from the tar of resinous woods and certain fossil resins.
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Origin of retene

1865–70; < Greek rhēt(ī́nē) resin + -ene
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British Dictionary definitions for retene

retene

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

C19: from Greek rhētinē resin
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