triacontane

noun
tri·​a·​con·​tane | \ ˌtrīəˈkän‧ˌtān, ˌtrēə- \
plural -s

Definition of triacontane

: a solid paraffin hydrocarbon C30H62 especially : the normal crystalline hydrocarbon CH3(CH2)28CH3 occurring in many mineral oils and in the wax coatings of apple skins and various flowers

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History and Etymology for triacontane

International Scientific Vocabulary triacont- (from Greek triakonta thirty) + -ane

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“Triacontane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triacontane. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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