<chemistry> Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, C7H16, of the paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); so called because the molecule has seven carbon atoms. Specifically, a colourless liquid, found as a constituent of petroleum, in the tar oil of cannel coal, etc.

Origin: Gr. "epta seven.

(01 Mar 1998)

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