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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.
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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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Exposure to the aliphatic hydrocarbons hexadecane and octacosane at 30-810 ng [L.sup.-1] did not reduce total body mass after 2 months (Fig.
Exposure to hexadecane and octacosane at 30-810 [micro]g [L.sup.-1] did not have any significant effects on shell length (Fig.
Exposure to the longer chain hydrocarbon, octacosane, also resulted in increased shell width growth (Fig.
Compound % nest 1 % nest 2 (X [+ or -] SD) (X [+ or -] SD) 1 Heneicosane 3.42 [+ or -] 0.06 0 2 Acidlinoleic 32.74 [+ or -] 0.59 2.19 [+ or -] 0.2 3 Docosane 39.99 [+ or -] 0.40 17.76 [+ or -] 0.4 4 Tricosane 0.43 [+ or -] 0.01 3.43 [+ or -] 0.01 5 Tetracosane 0.98 [+ or -] 0.02 2.59 [+ or -] 0.02 6 Pentacosane 2.97 [+ or -] 0.04 56.73 [+ or -] 0.04 7 Hexacosane 1.12 [+ or -] 0.02 6.05 [+ or -] 0.02 8 Heptacosane 6.69 [+ or -] 0.12 3.26 [+ or -] 0.01 9 Octacosane 5.53 [+ or -] 0.09 4.64 [+ or -] 0.06 10 Nonacosane 1.01 [+ or -] 0.02 1.26 [+ or -] 0.02 11 Triacontane 1.10 [+ or -] 0.02 1.05 [+ or -] 0.02 12 Hentriacosane 1.68 [+ or -] 0.03 0.47 [+ or -] 1.68 13 Dotriacontane 2.3 [+ or -] 0.14 0.56 [+ or -] 0.01 Kruskal Wallis ANOVA, p=0.353.
The major constituents of the leaves oil were hentriacontane (21.48%), nonacosane (20.59%), heptacosane (19.78%), pentacosane (5.58%), octacosane (3.47%), triacontane (2.81%) and hexacosane (2.04%).