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methanum n (genitive methanī); second declension

  1. (organic chemistry) methane
    • 2015, Pope Franciscus, “Laudato si’. [1], Litterae Encyclicae, Vatican:
      [] sed multae inquisitiones scientificae demonstrant maiorem partem calefactionis universalis postremis decennis gasiorum ex cumulatione oriri [] (dioxydum carbonicum, methanum, oxyda nitrogeni et alia) quae emittuntur potissimum ob humanam industriam.
      [] yet a number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and others) released mainly as a result of human activity.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative methanum methana
genitive methanī methanōrum
dative methanō methanīs
accusative methanum methana
ablative methanō methanīs
vocative methanum methana