cyclopentane

[ sahy-kluh-pen-teyn, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈpɛn teɪn, ˌsɪk lə- /

noun

a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C5H10, obtained from petroleum and used chiefly as a solvent.

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Also called pentamethylene.

Origin of cyclopentane

First recorded in 1955–60; cyclo- + pentane
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclopentane

cyclopentane
/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈpɛnteɪn, ˌsɪk-) /

noun

a colourless insoluble cycloalkane found in petroleum and used mainly as a solvent. Formula: C 5 H 10
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Scientific definitions for cyclopentane

cyclopentane
[ sī′klə-pĕntān′, sĭk′lə- ]

A colorless, flammable, liquid hydrocarbon derived from petroleum and used as a solvent and motor fuel. Chemical formula: C5H10.
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