cy·​clo·​ole·​fin ˌsī-klō-ˈō-lə-fən How to pronounce cycloolefin (audio)
: a hydrocarbon containing a ring having one or more double bonds
cycloolefinic adjective

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First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cycloolefin was circa 1929

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“Cycloolefin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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