ane

[ eyn ]
/ eɪn /
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adjective, noun, pronoun Chiefly Scot.

Origin of ane

1350–1400; Middle English (North) an, variant of on one

Definition for ane (2 of 2)

-ane


Chemistry.

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)

ane

/ (eɪn) /

determiner, pronoun, noun

a Scottish word for one

British Dictionary definitions for ane (2 of 2)

-ane


suffix forming nouns

indicating an alkane hydrocarbonhexane

Word Origin for -ane

coined to replace -ene, -ine, and -one
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Word Origin and History for ane

-ane


word-forming element in chemical use, indicating a chain of carbon atoms with no double bonds, proposed 1866 by German chemist August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892) to go with -ene, -ine (2), -one.

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Medicine definitions for ane

-ane


suff.

A saturated hydrocarbon:hexane.
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Science definitions for ane

-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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