plural -s
: a solid paraffin hydrocarbon C27H56
especially : the normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)25CH3 occurring in many waxes

Word History


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

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“Heptacosane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptacosane. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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