Elaterite definition

ĭ-lătə-rīt
A brown-to-black, soft, elastic hydrocarbon resin.
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A dark-brown hydrocarbon that is soft and elastic until it hardens when exposed to air.
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(mineralogy) The mineral wurtzilite.
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Origin of elaterite

  • elater elasticity (obsolete) –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • -ite

    From Wiktionary