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methane

 [meth´ān]
an inflammable, explosive gas from decomposition of organic matter.
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meth·ane

(meth'ān),
CH4; an odorless gas produced by the decomposition of organic matter; explosive when mixed with 7 or 8 volumes of air, constituting then the firedamp in coal mines.
Synonym(s): marsh gas
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

methane

(mĕth′ān′)
n.
An odorless, colorless, flammable gas, CH4, the major constituent of natural gas, that is used as a fuel and is an important source of hydrogen and a wide variety of organic compounds.
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methane

A simple organic compound—CH4—which is a gas at room temperature.

Pronunciation 
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, MEE thane
Medspeak-US: pronounced, MEH thane

METHANE

One of two mnemonics (the other is CHALET) used in the context of a major incident (mass disaster) for the information that the first ambulance staff to arrive on the scene should relay to the Emergency Operations Centre.

METHANE
Major incident declared (or hospitals to stand by).
Exact location of the incident, with map references if possible.
Type of incident, with brief details of types and numbers of vehicles, trains, buildings, aircraft, etc.
Hazards, present and potential.
Access routes and suitable provisional rendezvous points.
Numbers of approximate priority 1, 2 and 3 patients, dead and injured.
Emergency services present and required including local authorities.
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meth·ane

(meth'ān)
An odorless gas produced by the decomposition of organic matter; explosive when mixed with 7 or 8 volumes of air, constituting in such cases the firedamp in coal mines.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Mae methan ugain gwaith yn fwy grymus na charbon deuocsid ac, wrth gwrs, yn ychwanegu'n sylweddol at y cynhesu byd eang.
The container was brought to Japan aboard the 4,450-ton Liberia-registered container ship Methan, which left Qingdao on Saturday afternoon and arrived at Tachiura port in Kitakyushu around 7:30 a.m.
Accumulation of carbondioxide and methan in the atmosphere, global warming and destruction of the ozon layer are commonly known and well documented phenomena.
[8.] van Basshuysen R., Erdgas und erneuerbares Methan fur den Fahrzeugantrieb, Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien, 2015.
However, recent studies employing redox mediators have shown very promising results (Jamal et al., 2011; Jamal et al., 2012) Hence for the first time an attempt has been made to extract peroxidase from an economical source of gourd peel and utilize it in partially purified form for the decolorization of recalcitrant triaryl methan e class dyes (FA and CV) under various experimental conditions.
Four Kalimantan CBM development contracts were signed in November 2008 with these consortia: BP Indobararambai Gas Methan, PT Barito Basin Gas, PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Metana Kalimantan, and Sangatta West CBM Inc.
CRT, EUGENE, OR 97401SCOTT MELINDA METHAN NAGLER 1998
Ferritin concentrations (methan, interquartile range) for both males and females were significantly increased with increasing frequency of consumption.
[33.] van Basshuysen, R., "Erdgas und erneuerbares Methan fur den Fahrzeugantrieb", Springer Vieweg, doi:10.1007/978-3-658-07159-2, 2015.