phytane

noun
phy·​tane | \ ˈfī-ˌtān How to pronounce phytane (audio) \

Definition of phytane

: an isoprenoid hydrocarbon C20H42 that is found especially associated with fossilized plant remains from the Precambrian and later eras

First Known Use of phytane

circa 1907, in the meaning defined above

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