11 staˌnān
plural -s
: a compound of tin and hydrogen
especially : the unstable gaseous tetrahydride SnH4 known chiefly in the form of organic derivatives
: any of various organic derivatives of tin tetrahydride

Word History


stann- + methane; from the analogy of its formula to that of methane, CH4

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“Stannane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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