-ylene

noun suffix \əˌlēn,əlˌēn\

Definition of -ylene

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  unsaturated hydrocarbon piperylene — compare -ene

  2. 2 :  bivalent radical phenylene −C6H4

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Origin and Etymology of -ylene

-yl + -ene


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