Rhigolene
Rhigolene Rhig"o*lene, n. [Gr. ??? cold + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) A mixture of volatile hydrocarbons intermediate between gsolene and cymogene. It is obtained in the purification of crude petroleum, and is used as a refregerant. [1913 Webster]

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  • rhigolene — ☆ rhigolene [rig′ə lēn΄ ] n. [< Gr rhigos, frost (see FRIGID) + OL2 + ENE] a colorless, volatile liquid distilled from petroleum and consisting primarily of pentane and butane, formerly used as a local anesthetic …   English World dictionary

  • rhigolene — /rig euh leen /, n. Chem. a petroleum distillate intermediate between cymogene and gasoline, formerly used to produce local anesthesia by freezing. [1865 70; < Gk rhîg(os) frost, cold + OL2 + ENE] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhigolene — rhig·o·lene …   English syllables

  • rhigolene — /ˈrɪdʒəlin/ (say rijuhleen) noun an extremely volatile liquid obtained from petroleum, used to produce local anaesthesia by freezing. {Greek rhigos cold + ol2 + ene} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhigolene — ˈrigəˌlēn, lə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: Greek rhigos cold + English ol + ene more at frigid : a petroleum product intermediate between cymogene and gasoline containing chiefly pentanes and used formerly in medicine as a local anesthetic …   Useful english dictionary

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