<chemistry> A hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, (C15H32) found in petroleum, tar oil, etc, and obtained as a colourless liquid; so called from the fifteen carbon atoms in the molecule.

Origin: Penta- + Gr. Ten.

(01 Mar 1998)

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