alkene


al·kene

noun \ˈal-ˌkēn\

Definition of ALKENE

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

Origin of ALKENE

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -ene
First Known Use: 1899

al·kene

noun \ˈal-ˌkēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALKENE

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

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