butylene

[byoot-l-een]Chemistry
adjective
  1. containing the butylene group.

Origin of butylene

First recorded in 1875–80; butyl + -ene
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British Dictionary definitions for butylene

butylene

noun
  1. another name for butene
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butylene in Science

butylene

[byōōtl-ēn′]
  1. Any of three gaseous hydrocarbons that consist of four carbon atoms in a chain with a double bond between two of the carbons. They are part of the alkene series. Butylenes are used to make synthetic rubber. Chemical formula: C4H8.
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