from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of very many isomers of the alkane having twelve carbon atoms, but especially n-dodecane that is used as a solvent and is present in Diesel fuel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of a group of thick oily hydrocarbons, C12H26, of the paraffin series.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless hydrocarbon, CH3(CH2)10 CH3, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on lauric acid. It melts at —12° C. and boils at 214.5° C.


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