pentane

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noun pen·tane \ˈpen-ˌtān\

Definition of pentane

  1. :  any of three isomeric alkanes C5H12 that occur especially in petroleum

Origin and Etymology of pentane

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1872


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pentane

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noun pen·tane \ˈpen-ˌtān\

Medical Definition of pentane

  1. :  any of three isomeric alkanes C5H12 occurring in petroleum; especially :  the volatile flammable liquid straight-chain isomer that has been used to produce anesthesia


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