- a hydrocarbon containing two or more double bonds, often conjugated.
Origin of polyene
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- a chemical compound containing a chain of alternating single and double carbon-carbon bonds
- An organic compound containing at least four carbon atoms and at least two double bonds. Numerous naturally occurring plant pigments, such as carotenes, are polyenes.
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