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butane

Pronunciation: byū′tān

Definition: a gaseous hydrocarbon present in natural gas; two isomers are known, both of which are anesthetically active: N-butane is CH3(CH2)2CH3 and isobutane is CH3CH(CH3)CH3 (or 2-methylpropane).

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