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pentane

noun pen·tane \ˈpen-ˌtān\

Definition of PENTANE

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

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1872
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pentane

noun pen·tane \ˈpen-ˌtān\

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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