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Meaning of cyclooctatetraene

cy•clo•oc•ta•tet•ra•ene

Pronunciation: (sī"klō-ok"tu-te'tru-ēn"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, flammable liquid cyclic hydrocarbon, CH, used in organic research.
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