\pətɹˈə͡ʊliːəm], \pətɹˈəʊliːəm], \p_ə_t_ɹ_ˈəʊ_l_iː__ə_m]\
Definitions of PETROLEUM
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
Rock oil, coal oil, mineral oil, a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons found in the earth in various parts of the world; its source is uncertain but it is most commonly believed to be derived from fossilized animal remains; the petroleum of the United States is from rocks of the Devonian period, the Russian petroleum from tertiary formations; besides its use for lighting and heating purposes petroleum is the source of vaseline.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A bituminous substance flowing spontaneously from the earth, in various parts of the world; of a fetid odour, and bitter, acrid taste. It is semi-liquid, tenacious, semi-transparent; of a reddish-brown colour; insoluble in water and alcohol; combines with fixed and essential oils and sulphur; and is partially soluble in ether. The petroleum found at Gabian, near Beziers, in France, has been called Oleum Gabianum, (F.) Huile de Gabian, Petroleum rubrum. It has been given as an excitant expectorant; and, mixed with tincture of assafoetida, in tapeworm. It is, also, used externally in chilblains, chronic rheumatism, affections of the joints and skin, and paralysis. New York Petroleum, called Seneca Oil, is used externally in similar cases.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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- A predisposition to interstitial subcutaneous serous or fibrinous infiltrations; subjects suffer from swollen lymph nodes, thickening of tongue, pruritus, seborrhea, gastric and cardiac crises; the condition is aggravated by pilocarpine, but favorably affected atropine adrenalin.