Hecdecane

• (n.) A white, semisolid, spermaceti-like hydrocarbon, C16H34, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen atoms of carbon; -- called also hexadecane.
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Hecdecane

Hec'de┬Ěcane noun [ Greek ... six + ... ten.] (Chemistry) A white, semisolid, spermaceti-like hydrocarbon, C 16 H 34 , of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen atoms of carbon; -- called also...
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