etherin definition

  • noun:
    • A white crystalline hydrocarbon, seen as a polymeric variety of ethylene, gotten in heavy oil of wine, the residue kept after making ether.
    • A white, crystalline hydrocarbon, considered to be a polymeric selection of ethylene, acquired in hefty oil of wine, the residue kept after making ether; -- formerly known as also concrete oil of wine.
    • In chem., a polymeric type of ethylene which separates in transparent, tasteless crystals from hefty oil of wine. Also called tangible oil of wine.

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