Meaning of butane

bu•tane

Pronunciation: (by'tān, by-tān'), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, flammable gas, CH, a saturated aliphatic existing in two isometric forms: used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and as fuel.
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