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ketene

noun ke·tene \ˈkē-ˌtēn\

Definition of KETENE

:  a colorless poisonous gas C2H2O of penetrating odor used especially as an acetylating agent; also :  any of various derivatives of this compound
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Origin of KETENE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1907
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ketene

noun ke·tene \ˈkē-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of KETENE

:  a colorless poisonous gas C2H2O of penetrating odor used especially as an acetylating agent; also :  any of various derivatives of this compound

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