<chemistry> A light hydrocarbon oil resembling kerosene. It is obtained by distilling coal, paraffin, etc, and is used as a lubricant, illuminant, etc.

Alternative forms: photogene.

Origin: Photo- + -gen.

(01 Mar 1998)

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