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isooctane

[ahy-soh-ok-teyn]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. octane number
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Origin of isooctane

First recorded in 1905–10; iso- + octane
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British Dictionary definitions for isooctane

isooctane

noun
  1. a colourless liquid alkane hydrocarbon produced from petroleum and used in standardizing petrol. Formula: (CH 3) 3 CCH 2 CH(CH 3) 2See also octane number
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