Definition of colophony in English:

colophony

Syllabification: col·o·pho·ny
Pronunciation: /kəˈläfənē, ˈkäləˌfōnē
 
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noun

Another term for rosin.
More example sentences
  • There followed a rapid succession of clinical studies dealing with occupational asthma induced by a variety of chemicals including colophony and acid anhydrides.
  • Shoe dermatitis may be a result of contact allergy to chromates used in the tanning of leather, rubber found in the soles or lining, or, less commonly, colophony, a pine resin widely used in the adhesives used in the manufacture of shoes.
  • The Defendants deny that they could reasonably have anticipated that the Claimant would have suffered any injury as a result of her minimal exposure to colophony fumes.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin colophonia (resina) '(resin) from Colophon', a town in Lydia, Asia Minor.

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