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hydrocarbon

noun hy·dro·car·bon \ˈhī-drō-ˌkär-bən\

: a substance (such as coal or natural gas) that contains only carbon and hydrogen

Full Definition of HYDROCARBON

:  an organic compound (as acetylene or butane) containing only carbon and hydrogen and often occurring in petroleum, natural gas, coal, and bitumens

First Known Use of HYDROCARBON

1826

hydrocarbon

noun hy·dro·car·bon \-ˈkär-bən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROCARBON

:  an organic compound (as acetylene, benzene, or butane) containing only carbon and hydrogen and often occurring in petroleum, natural gas, coal, and bitumens

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