plural -s
: either of two isomeric hydrocarbons C4H6 of the acetylene series:
: an easily condensable gas CH≡CCH2CH3

called also 1-butyne, ethylacetylene

: a volatile liquid CH3C≡CCH3 of strong odor

called also 2-butyne, dimethylacetylene

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary but- + -yne, -ine

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“Butyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyne. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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