pentacontane

noun
pen·​ta·​con·​tane | \ˌpentəˈkän‧ˌtān\
plural -s

Definition of pentacontane 

: a paraffin hydrocarbon C50H102 especially : the normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)48CH3

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History and Etymology for pentacontane

Greek pentēkonta fifty + English -ane

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