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  • n. butylene

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Butylene; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Oil-gas (C4H8); a gaseous hydrocarbon of the olefine series, first obtained by the distillation of oil. See coal-gas. Also called butylene.


tetra- + ethylene, because of the four carbon atoms in the molecule. (Wiktionary)


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