a crystalline hydrocarbon, C 1 8 H 1 8 , obtained chiefly from the tar of resinous woods and certain fossil resins.
a yellow crystalline hydrocarbon found in tar oils from pine wood and in certain fossil resins. Formula: C18H18
noun 1. the act of retaining. 2. the state of being retained. 3. the power to retain; capacity for retaining. 4. the act or power of remembering things; memory. noun 1. the act of retaining or state of being retained 2. the capacity to hold or retain liquid 3. the capacity to remember 4. (pathol) […]
- Retention cyst
retention cyst n. A cyst caused by an obstruction to the excretory duct of a gland.
/rɪˈtɛnʃənɪst/ noun 1. a person who advocates the retention of something, esp capital punishment
- Retention jaundice
retention jaundice n. Jaundice caused by an inability of the liver to secrete enough bile pigment or by an overproduction of bile pigment.