from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any polyhydric alcohol having four hydroxyl groups

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H4, analogous to benzene; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In organic chemistry, a hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H4, of which some derivatives are known.


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