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noun pro·pyl·ene \ˈprō-pə-ˌlēn\

Definition of propylene

  1. :  a flammable gaseous hydrocarbon C3H6 obtained by cracking petroleum hydrocarbons and used chiefly in organic synthesis

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First Known Use of propylene

1850


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propylene

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noun pro·pyl·ene \ˈprō-pə-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of propylene

  1. :  a flammable gaseous hydrocarbon C3H6 obtained by cracking petroleum hydrocarbons and used chiefly in organic synthesis—called also propene


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