cetane

noun
ce·​tane | \ ˈsē-ˌtān How to pronounce cetane (audio) \

Definition of cetane

: a colorless oily hydrocarbon C16H34 found in petroleum

First Known Use of cetane

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cetane

from cetyl, the radical C16H33

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