plural -s
: a paraffin hydrocarbon of the formula C22H46
especially : the crystalline normal isomer CH3(CH2)20CH3

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary docos- (from do- —as in dodeca- —+ -cos- —from eicosa-) + -ane

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“Docosane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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