pentane

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pen·tane

noun \ˈpen-ˌtān\

Definition of PENTANE

:  any of three isomeric alkanes C5H12 that occur especially in petroleum

Origin of PENTANE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1872

pen·tane

noun \ˈpen-ˌtān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PENTANE

: any of three isomeric alkanes C5H12 occurring in petroleum; especially : the volatile flammable liquid straight-chain isomer that has been used to produce anesthesia

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