rhigolene

[rig-uh-leen]
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noun Chemistry.

a petroleum distillate intermediate between cymogene and gasoline, formerly used to produce local anesthesia by freezing.

Nearby words

  1. rheumy,
  2. rhexis,
  3. rheydt,
  4. rhg,
  5. rhiannon,
  6. rhin-,
  7. rhinal,
  8. rhinal sulcus,
  9. rhinalgia,
  10. rhine

Origin of rhigolene

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

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British Dictionary definitions for rhigolene

rhigolene

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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