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ketene

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noun ke·tene \ˈkē-ˌtēn\

Definition of ketene

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



Origin of ketene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1907


Medical Dictionary

ketene

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noun ke·tene \ˈkē-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of ketene

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




Learn More about ketene

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


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