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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Chem.) Butylene; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.

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  • noun chemistry butylene

Etymologies

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

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