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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International Scientific Vocabulary eicosa- + -ane

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