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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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