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retinite

[ ret-n-ahyt ]
/ ˈrɛt nˌaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
any of various fossil resins, especially one derived from brown coal.
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Origin of retinite

1815–25; <French rétinite, equivalent to rétin- (combining form of Greek rhētī́nēresin) + -ite-ite1
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How to use retinite in a sentence

  • Da retinite all' occhio sinistro con suffusione dei mezzi trasparenti, e da grave iperemia retinica all' occhio destro.

    In the Forbidden Land|Arnold Henry Savage Landor

British Dictionary definitions for retinite

retinite
/ (ˈrɛtɪˌnaɪt) /

noun
any of various resins of fossil origin, esp one derived from lignite

Word Origin for retinite

C19: from French rétinite, from Greek rhētinē resin + -ite 1
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