pentane

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noun pen·tane \ ˈpen-ˌtān \

Definition of pentane

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

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pentane

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noun pen·tane \ ˈpen-ˌtān \

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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