mineral wax
noun Date: circa 1864 a wax of mineral origin; especially ozokerite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mineral wax — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mineral wax — Mineral Min er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster] {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral wax — n a wax of mineral origin: as a) OZOKERITE b) CERESIN …   Medical dictionary

  • mineral wax — n. OZOCERITE …   English World dictionary

  • mineral wax — noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles • Syn: ↑ader wax, ↑earth wax, ↑ozokerite, ↑ozocerite • Hypernyms: ↑mineral * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • mineral wax — ozocerite o zo*ce rite ([=o] z[ o]*s[=e] r[imac]t), n. [Gr. o zein to smell + khro s wax.] (Min.) A waxlike mineral resin; sometimes called {native paraffin}, and {mineral wax}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral wax — ozokeritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Gamtinis bitumas. atitikmenys: angl. earth wax; fossil wax; mineral wax; nature paraffin; ozocerite; ozokerite rus. горный воск; озокерит ryšiai: sinonimas – kalnų vaškas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineral wax — mineraliniai vaškai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Bendras ozokerito ir montano vaško pavadinimas. atitikmenys: angl. mineral wax rus. ископаемые воски; минеральные воски …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineral wax — min′eral wax n. mir chem. ozocerite • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • mineral wax — ozocerite. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

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