propylidene

noun
pro·​pyl·​i·​dene | \ prōˈpiləˌdēn, ˈprōpə̇ləˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of propylidene

: a bivalent hydrocarbon radical CH3CH2CH< analogous to ethylidene — compare isopropylidene

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History and Etymology for propylidene

International Scientific Vocabulary propyl + -idene

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“Propylidene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propylidene. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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