A flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds
A forensic test to indicate whether a person has recently fired a gun, in which the person's hand is coated in hot paraffin wax which cools and sets and is peeled off and tested for the presence of residue from the gun.
A colorless, odorless oily liquid consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a laxative
Paper that has been made airtight or waterproof by treatment with paraffin wax.
The series of paraffins; the alkane series.
A colorless, flammable, oily liquid similarly obtained and used as fuel, especially kerosene