Definition of menthane in English:

menthane

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of three isomeric saturated cyclic liquid hydrocarbons, CH₃·C₆H₁₀·CH(CH₃)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.

Pronunciation

menthane

/ˈmɛnθeɪn/