- a crystalline hydrocarbon, C18H18, obtained chiefly from the tar of resinous woods and certain fossil resins.
Origin of retene
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- a yellow crystalline hydrocarbon found in tar oils from pine wood and in certain fossil resins. Formula: C 18 H 18
C19: from Greek rhētinē resin