Elaterite
Elaterite El"a*ter*ite, n. (Min.) A mineral resin, of a blackish brown color, occurring in soft, flexible masses; -- called also {mineral caoutchouc}, and {elastic bitumen}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Elaterite — Elaterite, also known as Aeonite, elastic bitumen or mineral caoutchouc. Elaterite is a brown hydrocarbon varying somewhat in consistency, being sometimes soft, elastic and sticky, like India rubber, and occasionally hard and brittle. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • élatérite — [elateʀit] n. f. ÉTYM. 1819; du grec elatêr « qui meut, pousse devant soi », et suff. ite. ❖ ♦ Didact., techn. Bitume élastique appelé aussi caoutchouc fossile ou caoutchouc minéral. ⇒ Bitume, caoutchouc …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • elaterite — [ē lat′ər īt΄] n. [ ELATER, sense 1 + ITE1] a dark brown hydrocarbon that is soft and elastic until it hardens when exposed to air …   English World dictionary

  • elaterite — /i lat euh ruyt /, n. an elastic, rubbery, brownish natural asphalt. [1820 30; ELATER + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • élatérite — (é la té ri t ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Bitume élastique. ÉTYMOLOGIE    En grec, qui meut, et la finale ite qui indique un fossile …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • elaterite — elat·er·ite …   English syllables

  • elaterite — /əˈlætəraɪt/ (say uh latuhruyt), /i / (say ee ) noun → mineral caoutchouc …   Australian English dictionary

  • elaterite — ˌrīt noun ( s) Etymology: German elaterit, from Greek elatēr driver + German it ite : a mineral consisting of a dark brown elastic resin occuring in soft flexible masses called also elastic bitumen, mineral caoutchouc …   Useful english dictionary

  • elastic bitumen — Elaterite El a*ter*ite, n. (Min.) A mineral resin, of a blackish brown color, occurring in soft, flexible masses; called also {mineral caoutchouc}, and {elastic bitumen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral caoutchouc — Elaterite El a*ter*ite, n. (Min.) A mineral resin, of a blackish brown color, occurring in soft, flexible masses; called also {mineral caoutchouc}, and {elastic bitumen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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