Ane meaning

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One.
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A saturated hydrocarbon.

Hexane.

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(scot.) One.
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An alkane.

Methane, ethane.

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Any of certain cyclic compounds.

Cyclohexane.

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A suffix used to form the names of saturated hydrocarbons, such as ethane. The suffix is shortened to –an– before other suffixes to indicate compounds derived from saturated hydrocarbons, as in ethanol.
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(organic chemistry) A saturated hydrocarbon; an alkane.
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(chemistry) A simple binary compound of hydrogen and a nonmetal or metalloid.
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Origin of ane

  • arbitrary formation

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Variant of –ene –ine and –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English ān an1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition