triacontane

noun tri·a·con·tane \ˌtrīəˈkän‧ˌtān, ˌtrēə-\

Definition of triacontane

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of triacontane

International Scientific Vocabulary triacont- (from Greek triakonta thirty) + -ane — more at tricenary


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