Pristane meaning

(organic chemistry) A natural saturated terpenoid alkane, 2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecane, used as a lubricant, an anticorrosion agent, and in medical research.
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Origin of pristane

  • Latin pristis, "shark", as it is obtained primarily from shark liver oil, and -ane.
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