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pat•i•na



Pronunciation: (pat'n-u, pu-tē'nu), [key]Pronunciation: (pu-tēn'), [key]
n.
1. a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value.
2. a similar film or coloring appearing gradually on some other substance.
3. a surface calcification of implements, usu. indicating great age. Also,patine.

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