- (organic chemistry) Any of saturated hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and compounds with long carbon chain known as paraffins etc., having a chemical formula of the form CnH2n+2.
Etymology: From (term, alkyl) + (term, -ane).
- French: (t, fr, alcane)
- Italian: (t, it, alcano, m)
- Spanish: (t, es, alcano)
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