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- n. Any of very many isomers of the aliphatic hydrocarbon having fourteen carbon atoms (C14H30)
- n. A petroleum fraction rich in such compounds
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light oily hydrocarbon, C14H30, of the marsh-gas series; -- so called from the fourteen carbon atoms in the molecule.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless hydrocarbon, CH3(CH2)12CH3, of the methane series, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on myristic acid. It melts at 5.5° C. and boils at 252.5° C.
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