from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See ethylene.
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- n. The official IUPAC name for the organic chemical compound ethylene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ethylene; olefiant gas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ethylene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
eth(yl) + -ene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)