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stearoptene

[ stee-uh-rop-teen ]
/ ˌsti əˈrɒp tin /
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noun Chemistry.
the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene).
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Origin of stearoptene

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

stearoptene
/ (ˌstɪəˈrɒptiːn) /

noun
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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