Meaning of octadecane in English:

octadecane

Pronunciation /ˌɒktəˈdɛkeɪn/

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of the series of saturated hydrocarbons (alkanes) having the formula C ₁₈ H ₃₈ ; specifically (also "n-octadecane") the unbranched isomer CH ₃ (CH ₂) ₁₆ CH ₃.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From octa- + decane, after German Octadecan.