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pristane

noun pris·tane \ˈpris-ˌtān\

Definition of PRISTANE

:  an isoprenoid hydrocarbon C19H40 that usually accompanies phytane

Origin of PRISTANE

Latin pristis shark, sawfish; from its occurrence in the liver oils of sharks
First Known Use: 1923

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