pentane


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pen·tane

 (pĕn′tān′)
n.
Any of three colorless, flammable isomeric hydrocarbons, C5H12, derived from petroleum and used as solvents.

pentane

(ˈpɛnteɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an alkane hydrocarbon having three isomers, esp the isomer with a straight chain of carbon atoms (n-pentane) which is a colourless flammable liquid used as a solvent. Formula: C5H12

pen•tane

(ˈpɛn teɪn)

n.
a hydrocarbon of the methane series having three liquid isomers, the most important of which, C5H12, is a highly volatile petroleum distillate used as a solvent and an anesthetic.
[1875–80]
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