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