cubane

/ (ˈkjuːbeɪn) /

noun

  1. a rare octahedral hydrocarbon formed by eight CH groups, each of which is situated at the corner of a cube. Formula: C 8 H 8
  2. (as modifier)cubane chemistry

Nearby words

  1. cuban,
  2. cuban heel,
  3. cuban missile crisis,
  4. cuban royal palm,
  5. cuban sandwich,
  6. cubanelle,
  7. cubango,
  8. cubature,
  9. cubba,
  10. cubbena

Word Origin for cubane

C20: from cube 1 + -ane

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