polyene

noun
poly·ene | \ˈpä-lē-ˌēn \

Definition of polyene 

: an organic compound containing many double bonds especially : one having the double bonds in a long aliphatic hydrocarbon chain

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Other Words from polyene

polyenic \ˌpä-lē-ˈē-nik \ adjective

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Some are resistant to all three main classes of antifungal drugs used to treat Candida infections, azoles, echinocandins, and polyenes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Deadly drug-resistant fungus sparks outbreaks in UK—and it’s stalking US," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of polyene

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polyene was in 1928

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polyene

noun
poly·ene | \ˈpäl-ē-ˌēn \

Medical Definition of polyene 

: an organic compound containing many double bonds especially : one having the double bonds in a long aliphatic hydrocarbon chain

Other Words from polyene

polyenic \ˌpäl-ē-ˈē-nik \ adjective

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