vinylidene

noun vi·nyl·i·dene \ vī-ˈni-lə-ˌdēn \

Definition of vinylidene

: a divalent radical CH2=C derived from ethylene by removal of two hydrogen atoms from one carbon atom

Origin and Etymology of vinylidene

International Scientific Vocabulary vinyl + -ide + -ene


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