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ethane

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noun eth·ane \ˈe-ˌthān, British usually ˈē-\

Definition of ethane

  1. :  a colorless odorless gaseous alkane C2H6 found in natural gas and used as a fuel



Origin of ethane

International Scientific Vocabulary, from ethyl


First Known Use: 1866


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ethane

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noun eth·ane \ˈeth-ˌān, British ˈē-ˌthān\

Medical Definition of ethane

  1. :  a colorless odorless gaseous alkane C2H6 found in natural gas and used especially as a fuel




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