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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Origin and Etymology of triacontane
International Scientific Vocabulary triacont- (from Greek triakonta thirty) + -ane — more at tricenary
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