Definition of Hydrocarbon

1. Noun. An organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen.




Definition of Hydrocarbon

1. n. A compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane, benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives.

Definition of Hydrocarbon

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A compound consisting only of carbon and hydrogen atoms. ¹

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Definition of Hydrocarbon

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Medical Definition of Hydrocarbon

1. An organic molecule which consists only of carbon and hydrogen atoms, and no other elements. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrocarbon

hydroborate
hydroborated
hydroborates
hydroboration
hydrobranchiata
hydrobromate
hydrobromates
hydrobromic
hydrobromic acid
hydrobromide
hydrobromides
hydrocalcite
hydrocalcites
hydrocalumite
hydrocalycosis
hydrocarbon (current term)
hydrocarbonaceous
hydrocarbonate
hydrocarbonates
hydrocarbons
hydrocarbostyril
hydrocarboxylation
hydrocarboxylic
hydrocarburet
hydrocarburets
hydrocarbyl
hydrocarbylene
hydrocarbylenes
hydrocarbylidene
hydrocarbylidenes

Literary usage of Hydrocarbon

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"Among the substances isolated there is a new hydrocarbon which distils above ... Analyses and molecular weight determinations of the hydrocarbon and its ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1892)
"The specific gravity of the hydrocarbon oils and of the original mixture being known, ... The amount of hydrocarbon oil is ascertained by difference. ..."

3. The Gasoline Automobile by George William Hobbs (1915)
"Most of the liquid fuels are known as "hydrocarbon" oils, because they are made ... The crude oil or petroleum from which the hydrocarbon fuels are made is ..."

4. In-Situ Bioremediation of Ground Water and Geological Material: A Review of ...by Robert D. Norris by Robert D. Norris (1995)
"Petroleum hydrocarbon Biodegradation hydrocarbon biodegradation can be represented by the chemical reaction hydrocarbon + electron acceptors + ..."

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