kerite definition

  • noun:
    • A compound which tar or asphalt along with animal or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely resembling plastic; formerly used as an insulating product in telegraphy.
    • A compound by which tar or asphaltum coupled with pet or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the merchandise closely resembling rubberized; -- utilized principally as an insulating product in telegraphy.
    • some sort of synthetic vulcanite in which the caoutchouc is replaced by asphaltum or tar, along with pet or veggie natural oils.
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