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Solid form of hydro-carbon which occurs as pure, natural bitumen; sp. gr. 1:05–1:10; hardness 2; black; occurs in veins. lodes, and sedimentary rocks. On heating it softens rapidly and flows like a liquid. It is used in waterproof coatings, wire insulations, and lacquer.

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