noun do·tri·a·con·tane \¦dōˌtrīəˈkän‧ˌtān\

Definition of dotriacontane



  1. :  a paraffin hydrocarbon of the formula C32H66; especially :  the crystalline normal isomer CH3(CH2)30CH3

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Origin and Etymology of dotriacontane

International Scientific Vocabulary dotriacont- (from do- —as in dodeca-—+ triacont- —from Greek triakonta thirty) + -ane

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