noun suffix

plural -s
: 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
—in the system adopted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry compare -idene

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary -yl + -idene

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“-ylidene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ylidene. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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