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Meaning of HYDROCARBON

Pronunciation:  `hIdru'kârbun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
 

HYDROCARBON is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: benzene, benzine, benzol, bitumen, bottled gas, butadiene, dioxin, ethane, gas, gas oil, gasohol, gasolene, gasoline, indene, kerosene, kerosine, liquefied petroleum gas, naphtha, naphthalene, octane, organic compound, petrol, provitamin, terpene

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy`dro*car"bon\, n. [Hydro-, 2 + carbon.] (Chem.)
A compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane,
benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives.

{Hydrocarbon burner}, {furnace}, {stove}, a burner, furnace,
   or stove with which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An organic molecule which consists only of carbon and hydrogen atoms, and no other elements.
 

 

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