from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless flammable liquid, C6H14, derived from the fractional distillation of petroleum and used as a solvent and as a working fluid in low-temperature thermometers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of five isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons, C6H14. They are colorless, volatile liquids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of five hydrocarbons, C6H14, of the paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, and are so called because the molecule has six carbon atoms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sixth member (C6H14) of the paraffin series of hydrocarbons. It is a liquid, boiling at about 60° C., found in various natural oils.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
From hex + -ane. (Wiktionary)