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butene

[ byoo-teen ]
/ ˈbyu tin /
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noun Chemistry.
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Origin of butene

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British Dictionary definitions for butene

butene
/ (ˈbjuːtiːn) /

noun
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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Scientific definitions for butene

butene
[ byōōtēn′ ]

See butylene.
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