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metallocene

[muh-tal-uh-seen] /məˈtæl əˌsin/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
an organometallic coordination compound consisting of a metal bonded to one or two rings of cyclopentadiene.
Compare ferrocene.
Origin of metallocene
metallo- + -cene < Greek koinós shared (see ceno-2)
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metallocene

/mɪˈtæləʊˌsiːn/
noun
1.
(chem) any one of a class of organometallic sandwich compounds of the general formula M(C5H5)2, where M is a metal atom See ferrocene
Word Origin
C20: from metallo- + -cene, as in ferrocene
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