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cycloparaffin

[sahy-kluh-par-uh-fin, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈpær ə fɪn, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun
1.
Chemistry. any of the homologous series of saturated, alicyclic hydrocarbons having the general formula C n H 2n .
Also called cycloalkane [sahy-kloh-al-keyn] /ˌsaɪ kloʊˈæl keɪn/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; cyclo- + paraffin
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Examples from the web for cycloalkane
  • Another major difference is in the cycloalkane distributions.
  • Each hydrocarbon group is a mixture of alkene and cycloalkane isomers.
British Dictionary definitions for cycloalkane

cycloalkane

/ˌsaɪkləʊˈælkeɪn/
noun
1.
any saturated hydrocarbon similar to an alkane but having a cyclic molecular structure and the general formula CnH2n Also called cycloparaffin

cycloparaffin

/ˌsaɪkləʊˈpærəfɪn; ˌsɪk-/
noun
1.
another name for cycloalkane
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cycloalkane
  (sī'klō-āl'kān)   
Any of various cyclic saturated hydrocarbons having the general formula CnH2n. Cycloalkanes are alkanes formed into a closed ring. They are one of the three main constituents of crude oil, the other two being alkanes and aromatic compounds. Also called naphthene.
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