retinite

[ret-n-ahyt]

noun Mineralogy.

any of various fossil resins, especially one derived from brown coal.

Origin of retinite

1815–25; < French rétinite, equivalent to rétin- (combining form of Greek rhētī́nē resin) + -ite -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for retinite

retinite

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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