Definition of cycloheptane in US English:

cycloheptane

noun

Chemistry
  • A flammable liquid cyclic hydrocarbon used as a solvent and synthetic intermediate.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From cyclo- + heptane, perhaps after German Cycloheptan.

Pronunciation

cycloheptane

/ˌsʌɪkləʊˈhɛpteɪn/