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polyene

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noun poly·ene \ˈpä-lē-ˌēn\

Definition of polyene

  1. :  an organic compound containing many double bonds; especially :  one having the double bonds in a long aliphatic hydrocarbon chain

polyenic play \ˌpä-lē-ˈē-nik\ adjective


Origin of polyene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1928


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polyene

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noun poly·ene \ˈpäl-ē-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of polyene

  1. :  an organic compound containing many double bonds; especially :  one having the double bonds in a long aliphatic hydrocarbon chain

polyenic \ˌpäl-ē-ˈē-nik\play adjective



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