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olefin

olefin

noun ole·fin \ˈō-lə-fən\

Definition of OLEFIN

1
:  alkene
2
:  a synthetic fiber (as polypropylene) derived from an alkene
ole·fin·ic \ˌō-lə-ˈfi-nik\ adjective

Origin of OLEFIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French (gaz) oléfiant ethylene, from Latin oleum
First Known Use: 1860

olefin

noun ole·fin \ˈō-lə-fən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OLEFIN

:  alkene
ole·fin·ic \ˌō-lə-ˈfin-ik\ adjective

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