hentriacontane

noun

hen·​tri·​a·​con·​tane
ˌhen‧ˌtrīəˈkän‧ˌtān,
-ˌtrēə-
plural -s
: a solid paraffin hydrocarbon C31H64
especially : normal hentriacontane CH3(CH2)29CH3 found in many natural waxes

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hentriacont- (from hen- —from Greek hen, neuter of heis one—+ triacont- —from Greek triakonta thirty) + -ane

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“Hentriacontane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hentriacontane. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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