Definition of butene
: a straight-chain butylene
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Butane is most commonly used in cigarette lighters, but it can also be transformed into butene, which is used to create synthetic rubber.
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Origin and Etymology of butene
International Scientific Vocabulary butyl + -ene
First Known Use: 1885See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of butene
: either of two butylenes having a straight-chain structure
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