Definition of octadecane in English:

octadecane

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of the series of saturated hydrocarbons (alkanes) having the formula C₁₈H₃₈; specifically (also "n-octadecane") the unbranched isomer CH₃(CH₂)₁₆CH₃.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

octadecane

/ˌɒktəˈdɛkeɪn/