heptadecane

noun
hep·​ta·​dec·​ane | \ ˌheptəˈdeˌkān \
plural -s

Definition of heptadecane

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

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History and Etymology for heptadecane

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

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“Heptadecane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptadecane. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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