triptane

noun trip·tane \ˈtripˌtān\

Definition of triptane

plural

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  1. :  a liquid hydrocarbon (CH3)3CCH(CH3)2 that is one of the highest antiknock motor fuels known and hence is a valuable blending agent especially for aviation gasolines to increase their power; 2,2,3-trimethyl-butane

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Origin and Etymology of triptane

trimethyl + p (alteration of b in butane) + butane


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