from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extremely flammable, colorless, mobile liquid, C6H12, obtained from petroleum and benzene and used in the manufacture of nylon and as a solvent, a paint, and a varnish remover.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An alicyclic hydrocarbon, C6H12, consisting of a ring of six carbon atoms; a volatile liquid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrocarbon, C6H12, found in Russian and in Californian petroleum, and also prepared synthetically. It boils at 81° C.
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