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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
HYDROCARBONS Defined for Kids

hydrocarbon

noun hy·dro·car·bon \ˌhī-drə-ˈkär-bən\

Definition of HYDROCARBON for Kids

:  a substance containing only carbon and hydrogen
Medical Dictionary

hydrocarbon

noun hy·dro·car·bon \-ˈkär-bən\

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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