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A colourless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum spirit.
- ‘This guideline summarizes pertinent information about nonane for workers and employers as well as for physicians, industrial hygienists, and other occupational safety and health professionals who may need such information to conduct effective occupational safety and health programs.’
Mid 19th century: from nona- (denoting nine carbon atoms) + -ane.
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