cyclohexane

noun
cy·​clo·​hex·​ane | \ ˌsī-klō-ˈhek-ˌsān How to pronounce cyclohexane (audio) \

Definition of cyclohexane

: a pungent saturated cyclic hydrocarbon C6H12 found in petroleum or made synthetically and used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis

Examples of cyclohexane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The existing Flint Hills plant produces common building blocks of plastic, ethylene and propylene as well as the chemical cyclohexane. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "Motiva to buy Flint Hills' Port Arthur chemical plant," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cyclohexane

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclohexane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclohexane. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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cyclohexane

noun
cy·​clo·​hex·​ane | \ ˌsī-klō-ˈhek-ˌsān, ˌsik-lō- How to pronounce cyclohexane (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyclohexane

: a pungent saturated cyclic hydrocarbon C6H12 found in petroleum or made synthetically and used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis

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