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ethane

ethane

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

Definition of ETHANE

:  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

ethane

noun eth·ane \ˈeth-ˌān, British ˈē-ˌthān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ETHANE

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

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