alkene

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noun al·kene \ˈal-ˌkēn\

Definition of alkene

  1. :  any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond; specifically :  any of a series of open-chain hydrocarbons CnH2n (such as ethylene)

Origin and Etymology of alkene

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -ene


First Known Use: 1884


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alkene

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noun al·kene \ˈal-ˌkēn\

Medical Definition of alkene

  1. :  any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond; specifically :  any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons CnH2n (as ethylene)


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