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  • n. The more liquid or volatile portion of certain oily substances, as distinguished from stearoptene, the more solid parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The more liquid or volatile portion of certain oily substance, as distinguished from stearoptene, the more solid parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The liquid portion of volatile oils, as distinguished from the concrete or crystallizable portion, called stearoptene (which see). Also elaopten, oleoptene.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἔλαιον ("olive oil") + πτερόν ("wing"). (Wiktionary)

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