cyclopropane

noun
cy·​clo·​pro·​pane | \ ˌsī-klə-ˈprō-ˌpān How to pronounce cyclopropane (audio) \

Definition of cyclopropane

: a flammable gaseous saturated cyclic hydrocarbon C3H6 sometimes used as a general anesthetic

First Known Use of cyclopropane

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclopropane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclopropane. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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cyclopropane

noun
cy·​clo·​pro·​pane | \ -ˈprō-ˌpān How to pronounce cyclopropane (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyclopropane

: a flammable gaseous saturated cyclic hydrocarbon C3H6 sometimes used as a general anesthetic

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