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- n. Any of very many isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, C8H17, formally derived from octane by the loss of a hydrogen atom
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical regarded as an essential residue of octane, and as entering into its derivatives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hypothetical alcohol radical (C8H17), the bestknown compound of which is octyl hydrid (C8H18), one of the constituents of American petroleum. Also called capryl.
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