octacosane

noun
oc·​ta·​co·​sane | \ ˌäktəˈkōˌsān \
plural -s

Definition of octacosane

: a solid paraffin hydrocarbon C28H58 especially : the normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)26CH3

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History and Etymology for octacosane

International Scientific Vocabulary octacos- (from octa- + -cos- —from eicosa-) + -ane

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“Octacosane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octacosane. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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