plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Triacontane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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