Hecdecane

Hec´de`cane


n.1.(Chem.) 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.