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Definitions for ozocerite
oʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt; -kəˌraɪt, -ˈkɪər aɪtozo·cerite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ader wax, earth wax, mineral wax, ozokerite, ozoceritenoun

    a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles


  1. ozoceritenoun

    A dark waxy mineral, found associated with petroleum in some sandstones, used to make polishes.


  1. ozocerite

    Ozokerite or ozocerite, archaically referred to as earthwax or earth wax, is a naturally occurring odoriferous mineral wax or paraffin found in many localities. Lacking a definite composition and crystalline structure, it is not considered a mineral but only a mineraloid. The name was coined from Greek elements Όζω ozο, to stink, and κηρός keros, wax.


  1. ozocerite

    Ozocerite, also known as earth wax or mineral wax, is a naturally occurring, dark brown to black, odorless and tasteless mineral wax. It is composed predominantly of a mixture of alkanes and cyclic hydrocarbons. Its primary use is in the cosmetic industry as a component for lipsticks, ointments, creams, lotions and depilatory waxes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ozocerite

    ō-zō-sē′rīt, n. a waxy-like substance, having a weak bituminous odour, found in Moldavia and elsewhere, and used for making candles.—Also Ozokē′rite. [Gr. ozein, to smell, keros, wax.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ozocerite in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ozocerite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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