Meaning of 戊

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English Definition: fifth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 ; fifth in order; letter "E" or roman "V" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; penta
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
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Example Words
异戊二烯 èr isoprene
异戊橡胶 xiàng jiāo isoprene rubber
戊唑醇 zuò chún tebuconazole (antifungal agent)
戊戌 thirty-fifth year E11 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1958 or 2018
戊戌维新 wéi xīn Hundred Days Reform (1898), failed attempt to reform the Qing dynasty
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Example Sentences
If someone is certifiably nuts, their breath may have notes of ether and pentane, according to one study.
The booth has three hard-and-fast rules: No drugs (except the amyl nitrate and nitrous oxide we sell at the counter), no turning tricks, and always feed the meter if you want to stay in the booth.