Colophene
Colophene Co"lo*phene (? or ?), n. (Chem.) A colorless, oily liquid, formerly obtained by distillation of colophony. It is regarded as a polymeric form of terebenthene. Called also {diterebene}. [1913 Webster]

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  • colophene — ˈkäləˌfēn noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary colophony + ene; originally formed as French colophène : an oily liquid that is a high boiling component of the mixture obtained by treating turpentine (sense 2) with sulfuric… …   Useful english dictionary

  • colophene — col·o·phene …   English syllables

  • diterebene — Colophene Co lo*phene (? or ?), n. (Chem.) A colorless, oily liquid, formerly obtained by distillation of colophony. It is regarded as a polymeric form of terebenthene. Called also {diterebene}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diterebene — Di*ter e*bene, n. [Pref. di + terebene.] (Chem.) See {Colophene} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colophonian — 1. adjective /kɒləˈfəʊnɪən/ Of or pertaining to the Lydian city of Colophon.<ref name= OED /> We know that the Colophonian poet Xenophanes narrated the history of his native land, and that in a poem of two thousand lines he also set forth… …   Wiktionary

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