retene

[ ree-teen, ret-een ]
/ ˈri tin, ˈrɛt in /

noun Chemistry.

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
/ (ˈriːtiːn, ˈrɛt-) /

noun

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

Word Origin for retene

C19: from Greek rhētinē resin
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