from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. (chemistry) Any organic compound having a general formula (CH2)n
  • n. (in combination) Any of many organic compounds either having a polymeric structure of repeating -CH2- groups

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cyclic compound containing three or more methylene groups. The most important are the naphthenes or derivatives of hexamethylene or hexahydrobenzene.


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