Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix A saturated hydrocarbon: hexane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix A saturated hydrocarbon; an alkane.
  • suffix A simple binary compound of hydrogen and a nonmetal or metalloid.

Etymologies

Variant of -ene, -ine2, and -one.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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