tetramethylene love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hypothetical organic chemical compound, many derivatives of which are known.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H8, analogous to trimethylene, and regarded as the base of well-known series or derivatives.
  • noun Sometimes, an isomeric radical used to designate certain compounds which are really related to butylene.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H8, analogous to trimethylene, and regarded as the base of well-known series or derivatives.
  • noun chemistry An isomeric radical used to designate certain compounds which are really related to butylene.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

tetra- +‎ methylene.

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