al·​kyl·​ene | \ ˈalkəˌlēn \
plural -s

Definition of alkylene

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 : alkene

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First Known Use of alkylene

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alkylene

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -ene

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The first known use of alkylene was in 1886

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“Alkylene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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