octadecane

noun oc·ta·dec·ane \ˌäktəˈdeˌkān\

Definition of octadecane

  1. :  any of numerous isomeric hydrocarbons C18H38 of the paraffin series; especially :  the crystalline normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)16CH3

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Origin and Etymology of octadecane

International Scientific Vocabulary octadec- (from octa- + deca-) + -ane


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