[ eyn ]
/ eɪn /
adjective, noun, pronoun Chiefly Scot.
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Question 1 of 10
Origin of ane
1350–1400; Middle English (North) an, variant of onone
Definition for ane (2 of 2)
a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.
Origin of -ane
From the Latin suffix -ānus-an
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British Dictionary definitions for ane (1 of 2)
/ (eɪn) /
determiner, pronoun, noun
a Scottish word for one
British Dictionary definitions for ane (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
indicating an alkane hydrocarbonhexane
Word Origin for -ane
coined to replace -ene, -ine, and -one
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Medical definitions for ane
A saturated hydrocarbon:hexane.
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Scientific definitions for ane
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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