ketene

noun
ke·​tene | \ ˈkē-ˌtēn How to pronounce ketene (audio) \

Definition of ketene

: a colorless poisonous gas C2H2O of penetrating odor used especially as an acetylating agent also : any of various derivatives of this compound

First Known Use of ketene

1907, in the meaning defined above

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ketene

noun
ke·​tene | \ ˈkē-ˌtēn How to pronounce ketene (audio) \

Medical Definition of ketene

: a colorless poisonous gas C2H2O of penetrating odor used especially as an acetylating agent also : any of various derivatives of this compound

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