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as•phal•tene



Pronunciation: (as-fôl'tēn or, esp. Brit., -fal'-), [key]
n. Chem.
any of the constituents of a bitumen, as asphalt, that are insoluble in pentane, hexane, or naphthalene. Cf. petrolene.

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