ketene

noun ke·tene \ ˈkē-ˌtēn \

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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ketene

noun ke·tene \ ˈkē-ˌtēn \

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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