Definition of menthane in English:

menthane

Pronunciation /ˈmɛnθeɪn/

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of three isomeric saturated cyclic liquid hydrocarbons, CH ₃ ·C ₆ H ₁₀ ·CH(CH ₃) ₂ (methylisopropylcyclohexane); especially the para -isomer, on whose carbon skeleton many terpenes are based.

Origin

Early 20th century. From German Menthan from menth- (in Menthene (now Menthen)) + -an.