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nujol Syllabification: nu·jol
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌjôl/ /-ˌjäl/

Definition of nujol in English:


A paraffin oil used as an emulsifying agent in pharmacy and for making mulls in infrared spectroscopy.


Early 20th century: perhaps from New J(ersey), site of the original manufacturing company, + Latin oleum 'oil'.

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