alkene

noun

al·​kene ˈal-ˌkēn How to pronounce alkene (audio)
: any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond
specifically : any of a series of open-chain hydrocarbons CnH2n (such as ethylene)

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -ene

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alkene was in 1884

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“Alkene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkene. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

alkene

noun

al·​kene ˈal-ˌkēn How to pronounce alkene (audio)
: any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond
specifically : any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons CnH2n (as ethylene)

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