plural -s
: any of the isomeric hydrocarbons C20H42 of the methane series
especially : normal eicosane CH3(CH2)18CH3 obtained as a colorless solid from paraffin wax

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary eicosa- + -ane

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“Eicosane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eicosane. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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