noun hep·ta·dec·ane \ˌheptəˈdeˌkān\

Definition of heptadecane



  1. :  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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