methylene

noun meth·y·lene \ ˈme-thə-ˌlēn , -lən \

Definition of methylene

:a divalent hydrocarbon group CH2 derived from methane

Origin and Etymology of methylene

French méthylène, from Greek methy wine + hylē wood — more at mead


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methylene

noun meth·y·lene \ ˈmeth-ə-ˌlēn , -lən \

medical Definition of methylene

:a bivalent hydrocarbon radical CH2 derived from methane by removal of two hydrogen atoms

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