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ker·o·sene

(ker'ō-sēn),
A mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; the fifth fraction in the distillation of petroleum, used as fuel for lamps and stoves, as a degreaser and cleaner, and in insecticides. Contact on human skin can lead to irritation and infection; inhalation may cause headache, drowsiness, coma; swallowing causes irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Vomiting should not be induced, as aspiration of vomitus causes pneumonitis.
[G. kēros, wax, + -ene]

kerosene

(kĕr′ō-sēn)
A flammable liquid fuel distilled from petroleum. It is used as a solvent as well as a fuel source.

ker·o·sene

(ker'ŏ-sēn)
A mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; used as fuel for lamps and stoves, as a degreaser and cleaner, and in insecticides.
[G. kēros, wax, + -ene]

kerosene, kerosine

see paraffin (2).
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