hexacosane

noun
hex·​a·​co·​sane | \ ˌheksəˈkōˌsān \
plural -s

Definition of hexacosane

: a solid paraffin hydrocarbon C26H54 especially : the normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)24CH3

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History and Etymology for hexacosane

International Scientific Vocabulary hexacos- (from hexa- + -cos- —from eicosa-) + -ane

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“Hexacosane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexacosane. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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