noun al·kyl·ene \ˈalkəˌlēn\

Definition of alkylene



  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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feeling or affected by lethargy

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