Definition of hexadecene
: any of several straight-chain isomeric hydrocarbons C16H32 of the ethylene series; especially : cetene
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Origin and Etymology of hexadecene
International Scientific Vocabulary hexadec- (from hexa- + deca-) + -ene
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