heptadecane

noun hep·ta·dec·ane \ ˌheptəˈdeˌkān \

Definition of heptadecane

plural -s
:any of several isomeric paraffin hydrocarbons C17H36; especially :the low-melting crystalline normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)15CH3

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Origin and Etymology of heptadecane

International Scientific Vocabulary heptadec- (from hepta- + deca-) + -ane


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