stearoptene

[stee-uh-rop-teen]

Origin of stearoptene

1830–40; stearo- + -ptene < Greek ptēnós winged, volatile; cf. eleoptene
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stearoptene

noun
  1. the part of an essential oil that separates out as a solid on cooling or standing

Word Origin for stearoptene

C19: from New Latin stearoptenum, from Greek stear fat + -ptenum, from ptēnos winged (volatile)
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