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-yne

suffix forming nouns
  1. denoting an organic chemical containing a triple bondalkyne

Word Origin

alteration of -ine ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

-yne in Science

-yne

  1. A suffix used to form the names of hydrocarbons having one or more triple bonds, as in ethyne.
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