Meaning of -ANE in English


ˌān noun suffix

( -s )

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary -an, -ane, alteration of -ene, -ine, & -one

1. : -an III 1

ureth ane

2. : saturated or completely hydrogenated carbon compound — in names of hydrocarbons and some parent heterocyclic compounds

meth ane

cholest ane

diox ane

— distinguished from -ene, -yne

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