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Webster 1913 Edition


Retinite

Ret′i-nite

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Noun.
[Gr.[GREEK][GREEK][GREEK] resin: cf. F.
rétinite
.]
(Min.)
An inflammable mineral resin, usually of a yellowish brown color, found in roundish masses, sometimes with coal.

Webster 1828 Edition


Retinite

RET'INITE

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Noun.
[Gr. resin.] Pitchstone; stone of fusible pitch, of a resinous appearance, compact, brown, reddish, gray, yellowish, blackish or bluish, rarely homogeneous, and often containing crystals of feldspar and scales of mica. It is the pechstein porphyry or obsidian of the Germans. It is called also retinasphalt.

Definition 2022


retinite

retinite

See also: rétinite

English

Noun

retinite (plural retinites)

  1. (mineralogy) Any of various resins, similar in appearance to amber, associated with brown coal

Italian

Noun

retinite f (plural retiniti)

  1. (medicine) retinitis
  2. (mineralogy) retinite

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