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alkane

 [al´kān]
a saturated hydrocarbon, i.e., one that has no carbon-carbon multiple bonds.
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al·kane

(al'kān),
The general term for a saturated acyclic hydrocarbon; for example, propane, butane.
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alkane

Any of a number of saturated aliphatic (straight-chain) hydrocarbons of the methane series (methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, hexane, septane, octane, nonane, decane, etc.), in which the carbons are joined to other carbons by single bonds.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·kane

(al'kān)
The general term for a saturated acyclic hydrocarbon (e.g., propane, butane).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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