butene

[byoo-teen]

Origin of butene

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British Dictionary definitions for butene

butene

noun
  1. a pungent colourless gas existing in four isomeric forms, all of which are used in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C 4 H 8Also called: butylene

Word Origin for butene

C20: from but (yl) + -ene
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butene in Science

butene

[byōōtēn′]
  1. See butylene.
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