noun suffix

plural -s
: trivalent radical derived especially from a saturated hydrocarbon by removal of three hydrogen atoms from the same carbon atom
ethylidyne CH3C≡
—in the system adopted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary -yl + -idyne

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“-ylidyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ylidyne. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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