mul·​ti·​car·​bon ˌməl-tē-ˈkär-bən How to pronounce multicarbon (audio)
of a molecule
: having more than one carbon atom
a multicarbon compound

Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multicarbon was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Multicarbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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