A unstandardized term for a viscous hydrocarbon oil. Paraffin oil is generally considered to be an oil pressed from Paraffin wax. The term is also used as a synonym for Mineral oil and liquid petrolatum.
Synonyms and Related Terms
aceite de parafina (Esp.); huile de paraffine (Fr.); olio minerale (It); mineral oil; liquid petrolatum
Physical and Chemical Properties
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 580
- Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981