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Medical Term:

paraffin

Pronunciation: par'a-fin

Definition: One of the methane series of acyclic hydrocarbons.

Synonym(s): hard paraffin

[L. parum, little, + affinis, neighboring, akin, so called because of its slight tendency to chemical reaction]

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