butylene

noun bu·tyl·ene \ ˈbyü-tᵊl-ˌēn \

Definition of butylene

: any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8 of the ethylene series obtained usually by cracking petroleum

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1851

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butylene

noun bu·tyl·ene \ ˈbyüt-ᵊl-ˌēn \

medical Definition of butylene

: any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8 of the ethylene series obtained usually by cracking petroleum

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