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butane

noun bu·tane \ˈbyü-ˌtān\

: a type of gas that is used in a liquid form as a fuel usually for cooking or heating

Full Definition of BUTANE

:  either of two isomeric flammable gaseous alkanes C4H10 obtained usually from petroleum or natural gas and used as fuels

Origin of BUTANE

International Scientific Vocabulary butyric + -ane
First Known Use: 1875

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

butane

noun bu·tane \ˈbyü-ˌtān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BUTANE

:  either of two isomeric flammable gaseous alkanes C4H10 obtained usually from petroleum or natural gas and used as fuels

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