cycloparaffin

noun

cy·​clo·​par·​af·​fin ˌsī-klō-ˈper-ə-fən How to pronounce cycloparaffin (audio)
-ˈpa-rə-
: a saturated cyclic hydrocarbon of the formula CnH2n

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cycloparaffin was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Cycloparaffin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cycloparaffin. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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