noun lo·cant \ˈlōkənt\

Definition of locant



  1. :  the portion of a chemical name that designates the position of an atom or group in a molecule (as β- in β-naphthylamine, m- in m-xylene, 2- in 2-butanol, or 1- in glucose-1-C14)

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Origin and Etymology of locant

location + -ant

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to cast off or become cast off

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