[par-uh-fi-noid] /ˈpær ə fɪˌnɔɪd/
resembling a .
[par-uh-fin] /ˈpær ə fɪn/ noun 1. a white or colorless, tasteless, odorless, water-insoluble, solid substance not easily acted upon by reagents, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons chiefly of the alkane series, obtained from crude petroleum: used in candles, for forming preservative coatings and seals, for waterproofing paper, etc. 2. Chemistry. 3. Also called paraffin […]
paraffinoma par·af·fi·no·ma (pār’ə-fə-nō’mə) n. A tumefaction, usually a granuloma, caused by the prosthetic or therapeutic injection of paraffin.
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. the homologous series of saturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons having the general formula C n H 2n+2 , as methane, CH 4 , or ethane, C 2 H 6 . paraffin series See under alkane.
noun 1. paraffin in its solid state. noun 1. a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°–60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent Also called paraffin paraffin wax See paraffin.