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

First Known Use of cyclohexane

1892, in the meaning defined above

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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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