tri·​ene ˈtrī-ˌēn How to pronounce triene (audio)
: a chemical compound containing three double bonds

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triene was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Triene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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