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noun [C]  /ˌhɑɪ·drəˈkɑr·bən/
biology, chemistry a chemical combination of hydrogen (= a gas) and carbon (= a chemical element that is in all animals and plants), found in fuels
Translations of “hydrocarbon”
in Chinese (Traditional) 烴,碳氫化合物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烃,碳氢化合物…
(Definition of hydrocarbon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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