Definitions for ozoceriteoʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt; -kəˌraɪt, -ˈkɪər aɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•zo•ce•riteoʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt; -kəˌraɪt, -ˈkɪər aɪt(n.)
a waxlike mixture of natural solid hydrocarbons: used for insulation and in candles.
Ref: Also called mineral wax.
Origin of ozocerite:
1830–40; < G Ozokerit < Gk óz(ein) to smell + -o- -o - +kēr(ós) wax
ader wax, earth wax, mineral wax, ozokerite, ozocerite(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
A dark waxy mineral, found associated with petroleum in some sandstones, used to make polishes.