noun al·kyl·i·dene \alˈkiləˌdēn\

Definition of alkylidene



  1. :  a bivalent aliphatic radical (such as ethylidene) derived from an alkane by removal of two hydrogen atoms from the same carbon atom

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Origin and Etymology of alkylidene

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -idene

First Known Use: 1900

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