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alkene

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noun al·kene \ˈal-ˌkēn\

Definition of alkene

  1. :  any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond; specifically :  any of a series of open-chain hydrocarbons CnH2n (as ethylene)



Origin and Etymology of alkene

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -ene


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

alkene

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noun al·kene \ˈal-ˌkēn\

Medical Definition of alkene

  1. :  any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond; specifically :  any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons CnH2n (as ethylene)




Learn More about alkene

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of alkene Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about alkene


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