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-ane

suff.
A saturated hydrocarbon: hexane.

[Variant of -ene, -ine, and -one.]

-ane

suffix forming nouns
(Chemistry) indicating an alkane hydrocarbon: hexane.
[coined to replace -ene, -ine, and -one]

ane

(eɪn)

adj., n., pron. Chiefly Scot.
[1350–1400]

-ane

a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.
[< Latin -ānus -an1]

-ane

A suffix used to form the names of saturated hydrocarbons (hydrocarbons having only single bonds), such as ethane. Compare -ene.