borane

noun
bo·​rane | \ ˈbȯr-ˌān How to pronounce borane (audio) \

Definition of borane

1 : a compound of boron and hydrogen specifically : a compound BH3 known only in the form of its derivatives
2 : a derivative of borane

First Known Use of borane

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for borane

International Scientific Vocabulary, from boron

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“Borane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borane. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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