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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mineral wax 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Min·er·al, a.
 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
 Mineral acids Chem., inorganic acids, as sulphuric, nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as distinguished from the organic acids.
 Mineral blue, the name usually given to azurite, when reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.
 Mineral candle, a candle made of paraffin.
 Mineral caoutchouc, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness. See Caoutchouc, and Elaterite.
 Mineral chameleon Chem. See Chameleon mineral, under Chameleon.
 Mineral charcoal. See under Charcoal.
 Mineral cotton. See Mineral wool (below).
 Mineral green, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.
 Mineral kingdom Nat. Sci., that one of the three grand divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects, as distinguished from plants or animals.
 Mineral oil. See Naphtha, and Petroleum.
 Mineral paint, a pigment made chiefly of some natural mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.
 Mineral patch. See Bitumen, and Asphalt.
 Mineral right, the right of taking minerals from land.
 Mineral salt Chem., a salt of a mineral acid.
 Mineral tallow, a familiar name for hatchettite, from its fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.
 Mineral water. See under Water.
 Mineral wax. See Ozocerite.
 Mineral wool, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is a poor conductor of heat.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 o·zo·ce·rite n.  Min. A waxlike mineral resin; -- sometimes called native paraffin, and mineral wax.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wax, n.
 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow.
 Note:Beeswax consists essentially of cerotic acid (constituting the more soluble part) and of myricyl palmitate (constituting the less soluble part).
 2. Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.  Specifically: --
 (a) Physiol. Cerumen, or earwax.  See Cerumen.
 (b) A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.
 (c) A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
 (d) Zool. A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax.  See Wax insect, below.
 (e) Bot. A waxlike product secreted by certain plants.  See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.
 (f) Min. A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.
 (g) Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.  [Local U. S.]
 Japanese wax, a waxlike substance made in Japan from the berries of certain species of Rhus, esp. Rhus succedanea.
 Mineral wax. Min. See Wax, 2 (f), above.
 Wax cloth. See Waxed cloth, under Waxed.
 Wax end. See Waxed end, under Waxed.
 Wax flower, a flower made of, or resembling, wax.
 Wax insect Zool., any one of several species of scale insects belonging to the family Coccidae, which secrete from their bodies a waxlike substance, especially the Chinese wax insect (Coccus Sinensis) from which a large amount of the commercial Chinese wax is obtained. Called also pela.
 Wax light, a candle or taper of wax.
 Wax moth Zool., a pyralid moth (Galleria cereana) whose larvae feed upon honeycomb, and construct silken galleries among the fragments. The moth has dusky gray wings streaked with brown near the outer edge. The larva is yellowish white with brownish dots. Called also bee moth.
 Wax myrtle. Bot. See Bayberry.
 Wax painting, a kind of painting practiced by the ancients, under the name of encaustic. The pigments were ground with wax, and diluted. After being applied, the wax was melted with hot irons and the color thus fixed.
 Wax palm. Bot. (a) A species of palm (Ceroxylon Andicola) native of the Andes, the stem of which is covered with a secretion, consisting of two thirds resin and one third wax, which, when melted with a third of fat, makes excellent candles. (b) A Brazilian tree (Copernicia cerifera) the young leaves of which are covered with a useful waxy secretion.
 Wax paper, paper prepared with a coating of white wax and other ingredients.
 Wax plant Bot., a name given to several plants, as: (a) The Indian pipe (see under Indian). (b) The Hoya carnosa, a climbing plant with polished, fleshy leaves. (c) Certain species of Begonia with similar foliage.
 Wax tree Bot. (a) A tree or shrub (Ligustrum lucidum) of China, on which certain insects make a thick deposit of a substance resembling white wax. (b) A kind of sumac (Rhus succedanea) of Japan, the berries of which yield a sort of wax. (c) A rubiaceous tree (Elaeagia utilis) of New Grenada, called by the inhabitants arbol del cera.”
 Wax yellow, a dull yellow, resembling the natural color of beeswax.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mineral wax
      n : a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs
          in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in
          making ceresin and candles [syn: ader wax, earth wax,
           ozokerite, ozocerite]