docosane

noun
doc·​o·​sane | \ ˈdäkəˌsān \
plural -s

Definition of docosane

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

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History and Etymology for docosane

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

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“Docosane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/docosane. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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