Meaning of pentane
Pronunciation: (pen'tān), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
- a hydrocarbon of the methane series, existing in three liquid isomeric forms.
- Also calledthe most important isomer of pentane, a colorless, flammable, water-insoluble, very volatile liquid, CH, obtained from petroleum by distillation: used chiefly as a solvent and in medicine as an anesthetic.