ketene


ke·tene

noun \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

Origin of KETENE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1907

ke·tene

noun \ˈkē-ˌtēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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