\ˌīn\
plural -s

Definition of -yne 

: unsaturated straight-chain hydrocarbon characterized by the presence of one triple bond—in the system adopted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to replace the ending -ine in this sense hexyne distinguished from -ane and -ene

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