heptacosane

noun hep·tac·o·sane \hepˈtakəˌsān\

Definition of heptacosane

plural

-s

  1. :  a solid paraffin hydrocarbon C27H56; especially :  the normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)25CH3 occurring in many waxes

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Origin and Etymology of heptacosane

International Scientific Vocabulary heptacos- (from hepta- + -cos- —from eicosa-) + -ane


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