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polyene

noun poly·ene \ˈpä-lē-ˌēn\

Definition of POLYENE

:  an organic compound containing many double bonds; especially :  one having the double bonds in a long aliphatic hydrocarbon chain
poly·enic \ˌpä-lē-ˈē-nik\ adjective

Origin of POLYENE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1928

polyene

noun poly·ene \ˈpäl-ē-ˌēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLYENE

:  an organic compound containing many double bonds; especially :  one having the double bonds in a long aliphatic hydrocarbon chain
poly·enic \ˌpäl-ē-ˈē-nik\ adjective

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