adjective, noun, pronoun Chiefly Scot.

  1. one.


  1. a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.

determiner, pronoun, noun

  1. a Scottish word for one

suffix forming nouns

  1. indicating an alkane hydrocarbonhexane

word-forming element in chemical use, indicating a chain of carbon atoms with no double bonds, proposed 1866 by German chemist August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892) to go with -ene, -ine (2), -one.


  1. A saturated hydrocarbon:hexane.

  1. A suffix used to form the names of saturated hydrocarbons, such as ethane. The suffix is shortened to -an- before other suffixes to indicate compounds derived from saturated hydrocarbons, as in ethanol.

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