alkylene

noun al·kyl·ene \ˈalkəˌlēn\

Definition of alkylene

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a bivalent saturated aliphatic radical (such as ethylene) regarded as derived from an alkene by opening of the double bond or from an alkane by removal of two hydrogen atoms from different carbon atoms

  2. 2 :  alkene

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Origin and Etymology of alkylene

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -ene


First Known Use: 1886


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