triptane

[ trip-teyn ]
/ ˈtrɪp teɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless liquid, C7H17, having high antiknock properties as a fuel: used chiefly as an admixture to airplane gasolines.

Nearby words

  1. trippet,
  2. tripping,
  3. tripping line,
  4. trippingly,
  5. trippy,
  6. tripteral,
  7. tripterous,
  8. triptolemus,
  9. triptych,
  10. triptyque

Origin of triptane

1940–45; tri(methyl) b(u)tane (with p for b before t). See tri-, methyl

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British Dictionary definitions for triptane

triptane

/ (ˈtrɪpteɪn) /

noun

a colourless highly flammable liquid alkane hydrocarbon, isomeric with heptane, used in aviation fuel; 2,2,3-trimethylbutane. Formula: CH 3 C(CH 3) 2 CH(CH 3)CH 3

Word Origin for triptane

C20: shortened and altered from trimethylbutane; see tri-, methyl, butane

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