An inflammable gaseous saturated hydrocarbon C4H10 of the marsh gas or paraffin series
- does occur in propane; utilized in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
- An inflammable gaseous hydrocarbon, C4H10, associated with the marsh fuel, or paraffin, series.
paraffin hydrocarbon, 1875, from butyl, hydrocarbon from butyric acid, a product of fermentation within rancid butter, from Latin butyrum (see butter (letter.)) + chemical suffix -ane.
(n.) An inflammable gaseous hydrocarbon, C4H10, associated with marsh gas, or paraffin, series.