eicosane

noun
ei·​co·​sane | \ ˈīkəˌsān \
plural -s

Definition of eicosane

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

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History and Etymology for eicosane

International Scientific Vocabulary eicosa- + -ane

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“Eicosane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eicosane. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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