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- n. One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons, C5H10, of the ethylene series.
- n. A colorless, volatile, mobile liquid consisting of a mixture of different members of the group.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons, C5H10, of the ethylene series. The colorless, volatile, mobile liquid commonly called amylene is a mixture of different members of the group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrocarbon (C5H10) obtained by the dehydration of amylic alcohol by means of zinc chlorid, etc. Amylene is a light, limpid, colorless liquid having a faint odor. At ordinary temperatures it speedily evaporates. It possesses anesthetic properties, and has been tried as a substitute for chloroform, but unsuccessfully, as it has proved to be extremely dangerous.
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