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- n. Any of very many isomeric saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having thirteen carbon atoms, but especially n-tridecane, CH3(CH2)11CH3
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hydrocarbon, C13H28, of the methane series, which is a probable ingredient both of crude petroleum and of kerosene, and is produced artificially as a light colorless liquid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, CH3(CH2)11CH3, of the methane series, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on tridecylic acid. It melts at — 6.2° C. and boils at 234° C.
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