octane etymology

English word octane comes from English octo- (Eight.), English -ane

Detailed word origin of octane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
octo- English (eng) Eight.
-ane English (eng) (chemistry) A simple binary compound of hydrogen and a nonmetal or metalloid.. (organic chemistry) A saturated hydrocarbon; an alkane.. Variant of -an, usually with differentiation (germane, humane, urbane), but sometimes alone (mundane).
octane English (eng) (chemistry) Any of the eighteen isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons (C8H18) found in petroleum, especially an iso-octane 2,2,4 trimethyl-pentane; they are used as fuels and solvents.

Words with the same origin as octane

Descendants of octo-
Octomom isooctane octanedione octanol octoate octobass octobassist octobrachiate octocellular octocentenary octochamp octocoral octodentate octofoil octolateral octolocular octonaphthene octopetalous octophone octopole octoradiated octospermous octoword septopus
Descendants of -ane
bromomethane butane cyclobutane epoxyethane ethane fluoromethane isobutane isohexane labdane ladderane methane methanesulfonic acid n-butane n-heptane nitromethane nonmethane octanal octanolysis olympiadane propane propanelike pterodactylane sulfurane