Definition of pentane
: any of three isomeric alkanes C5H12 that occur especially in petroleum
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Propane, butane, and methane (along with isobutene, pentane, and others that only chemists have heard of) are all forms of natural gas.
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Origin and Etymology of pentane
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of pentane
: 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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