dodecane

noun
do·de·cane | \ ˈdōdəˌkān \
plural -s

Definition of dodecane 

: any of the oily paraffin hydrocarbons having the formula C12H26 especially : the normal isomer CH3(CH2)10CH3 occurring in some petroleums

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for dodecane

International Scientific Vocabulary dodeca- + -ane

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dodecane

Statistics for dodecane

Look-up Popularity

Comments on dodecane

What made you want to look up dodecane? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!