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olefin

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noun ole·fin \ˈō-lə-fən\

Definition of olefin

  1. 1 :  alkene

  2. 2 :  a synthetic fiber (as polypropylene) derived from an alkene

olefinic play \ˌō-lə-ˈfi-nik\ adjective


Origin of olefin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French (gaz) oléfiant ethylene, from Latin oleum


First Known Use: 1860


Medical Dictionary

olefin

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noun ole·fin \ˈō-lə-fən\

Medical Definition of olefin

  1. :  alkene

olefinic \ˌō-lə-ˈfin-ik\play adjective



Learn More about olefin

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


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