from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a series of open chain hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon triple bond and the general formula CnH2n-2.
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- n. A hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon–carbon triple bond.
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- n. a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
alky(l) + -(i)ne2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)