cryptophane etymology

English word cryptophane comes from English crypto- (Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.), English phane

Detailed word origin of cryptophane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
crypto- English (eng) Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.
phane English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any of several substructures of a more complex molecule.
cryptophane English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any of a class of large, cage-like compounds that can encapsulate smaller molecules.

Words with the same origin as cryptophane

Descendants of crypto-
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