butadiene

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noun bu·ta·di·ene \ˌbyü-tə-ˈdī-ˌēn, -ˌdī-ˈ\

Definition of butadiene

  1. :  a flammable gaseous open chain hydrocarbon C4H6 used in making synthetic rubbers

Origin and Etymology of butadiene

International Scientific Vocabulary butane + di- + -ene


First Known Use: 1900


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