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rhigolene

[ rig-uh-leen ]
/ ˈrɪg əˌlin /
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noun Chemistry.
a petroleum distillate intermediate between cymogene and gasoline, formerly used to produce local anesthesia by freezing.
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Origin of rhigolene

1865–70; <Greek rhîg(os) frost, cold + -ol2 + -ene

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British Dictionary definitions for rhigolene

rhigolene
/ (ˈrɪɡəʊˌliːn) /

noun
a volatile liquid obtained from petroleum and used as a local anaesthetic

Word Origin for rhigolene

C19: from Greek rhigos cold; see -ole, -ene
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