trioxane

noun tri·ox·ane \-ˌsān\

Definition of trioxane

  1. :  a crystalline combustible heterocyclic trimer (CH2O)3 of formaldehyde with an odor resembling chloroform that is depolymerized into formaldehyde by traces of mineral acids —called also symmetrical trioxane — compare paraformaldehyde

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Origin and Etymology of trioxane

International Scientific Vocabulary tri- + oxa- + cyclohexane


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