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  • Used as a combining form to denote the presence of 4 carbon atoms in the parent chain when forming names of organic compounds.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Probably is running for president, so we're going to be talking a lot more about him, James, but-

    To the Shores of Tripoli

  • The intense, Oscar-winning "Bad" is anything but- a first-rate ensemble piece that will keep you glued to the final credits.

    John Farr: Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

  • I mean, that's the real potential game changer, but-

    The Debt Showdown

  • Freeman: Well, I'm talking in the context of negotiations with President Obama here, but-

    The Debt Showdown

  • Whitehall, 23, has previously appeared too eager to please but- playing his largest-ever London solo gig - his elaborate stories about everything from chain restaurants and reality TV to his doting mother and cranky father, who were in the audience, had room to breathe.

    Evening Standard - Home

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