eicosane

noun ei·co·sane \ˈīkəˌsān\

Definition of eicosane

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of eicosane

International Scientific Vocabulary eicosa- + -ane


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