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- another term for rosin
- ‘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.’
- ‘There followed a rapid succession of clinical studies dealing with occupational asthma induced by a variety of chemicals including colophony and acid anhydrides.’
Middle English: from Latin colophonia (resina) ‘(resin) from Colophon’, a town in Lydia, Asia Minor.
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