- a petroleum distillate intermediate between cymogene and gasoline, formerly used to produce local anesthesia by freezing.
Origin of rhigolene
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The lighter and more volatile portions are known under the name of cymogene, rhigolene, gasolene, and naphtha.
Rhigolene is now used in medicine in the form of spray to produce local anæsthesia.
Then, as the temperature rises to 18 C., rhigolene is given off: that is collected and condensed in another vessel.Marvels of Scientific Invention
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- a volatile liquid obtained from petroleum and used as a local anaesthetic
C19: from Greek rhigos cold; see -ole, -ene
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