plural -s
: any of numerous paraffin hydrocarbons C15H32 one of which has been obtained from petroleum
especially : the oily liquid normal hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)13CH3

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary pentadeca- + -ane

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“Pentadecane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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