n-octane etymology

English word n-octane comes from English isomer, English -ism

Detailed word origin of n-octane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
isomer English (eng) (chemistry) Any of two or more compounds with the same molecular formula but with different structure.. (physics) Any of two or more atomic nuclei with the same mass number and atomic number but with different radioactive properties.
-ism English (eng) (medicine) Used to form names of conditions or syndromes. Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof.. Used to form names of ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a [...]
n-octane English (eng) (organic compound) The saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon (CH3(CH2)6CH3).

Words with the same origin as n-octane

Descendants of isomer
conformer n-heptane n-hexane n-pentane rotamer
Descendants of -ism
anarchist anti antimatter atheist bicycle bike bikini billion bipolar criticism cycle doll enthusiasm million nobility noble patriotism refuge surname tourism