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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: o'zo-ker'it

Definition: A mixture of paraffinic and cycloparaffinic hydrocarbons occurring in nature; it has a higher melting point than synthetic paraffin and is used as a substitute for beeswax.

Synonym(s): ozocerite

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