cyclopropane

noun

cy·​clo·​pro·​pane ˌsī-klə-ˈprō-ˌpān How to pronounce cyclopropane (audio)
: a flammable gaseous saturated cyclic hydrocarbon C3H6 sometimes used as a general anesthetic

Word History

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First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cyclopropane was in 1894

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“Cyclopropane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclopropane. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

cyclopropane

noun
cy·​clo·​pro·​pane -ˈprō-ˌpān How to pronounce cyclopropane (audio)
: a flammable gaseous saturated cyclic hydrocarbon C3H6 sometimes used as a general anesthetic

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