stearoptene

/stɪəˈrɒptin/ (say stear'ropteen)

noun
the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene, the liquid part).
{from stearo- (representing Greek stear tallow, fat, suet) + -ptene (from Greek ptēnos winged, volatile)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stearoptene — Ste a*rop tene ( r[o^]p t[=e]n), n. [Stearic + optene as in el[ae]optene.] (Chem.) The more solid ingredient of certain volatile oils; contrasted with el[ae]optene. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stearoptēne — Stearoptēne, s. Ätherische Öle, S. 36 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • stearoptene — [stē΄ə räp′tēn] n. [ STEAR(IC) + (ELE)OPTENE] the oxygenated, chiefly solid part of an essential oil …   English World dictionary

  • stearoptene — /stee euh rop teen/, n. Chem. the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene). [1830 40; STEARO + ptene < Gk ptenós winged, volatile; cf. ELEOPTENE] * * * …   Universalium

  • stearoptene — stea·rop·tene .stē ə räp .tēn, sti räp n the portion of a natural essential oil that separates as a solid on cooling or long standing compare ELEOPTENE * * * ste·a·rop·tene (ste″ə ropґtən) [stearo + Gr. ptēnos volatile] the… …   Medical dictionary

  • stéaroptène — (sté a ro ptè n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Portion concrète et cristalline qui se dépose dans certaines essences. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, graisse, et, volatile …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • stearoptene — n. solid part of an essential oil (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stearoptene — stea·rop·tene …   English syllables

  • stearoptene — …   Useful english dictionary

  • eleoptene — el·e·op·tene or chiefly Brit el·ae·op·tene .el ē äp .tēn n the liquid portion of any natural essential oil that partly solidifies in the cold compare STEAROPTENE * * * el·e·op·tene (el″e opґtēn) [eleo + Gr. ptēnos volatile] the… …   Medical dictionary

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