noun suffix
-yl·​i·​dene | \ ˈiləˌdēn, ə̇l- \
plural -s

Definition of -ylidene

: bivalent radical derived especially from a saturated hydrocarbon by removal of two hydrogen atoms from the same carbon atom or by removal of the oxygen atom of an aldehyde citrylidene —in the system adopted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry — compare -idene

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International Scientific Vocabulary -yl + -idene

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“-ylidene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ylidene. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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