Origin of retene; from Classical Greek rh?tin?, resin
Origin of reteneFrom Greek rh&emacron;t&imacron;n&emacron;, resin.
- (organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon, polymeric with benzene, that is extracted from pine tar and also found in certain fossil resins.
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Ancient Greek for "pine resin".