[bawr-eyn, bohr-]

noun Chemistry.

any of the compounds, both neutral and anionic, of boron and hydrogen with formulas ranging from B2H6 to B20H16.

Origin of borane

< German Boran (1916); see boron, -ane
Also called boron hydride. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for borane



any compound of boron and hydrogen, used in the synthesis of other boron compounds and as high-energy fuels

Word Origin for borane

C20: from bor (on) + -ane
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