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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The chemistry of petroleum and its derivatives.
  • n. The branch of geochemistry that deals with the chemical composition of rocks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of chemistry that deals with petroleum, natural gas and their derivatives.


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