from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flammable gas, CH3CH:CH2, derived from petroleum hydrocarbon cracking and used in organic synthesis. Also called propene.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The common name for the organic chemical compound propene. An alkene which is a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C3H6.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colorless gaseous hydrocarbon (C3H6) of the ethylene series, having a garlic odor. It occurs in coal gas, and is produced artificially in various ways. Called also propene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gaseous hydrocarbon (C3H6), belonging to the series of olefines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis
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