catenane

[ kat-n-eyn ]

noun
  1. any of the class of chemical compounds containing two or more rings that are interlocked without being bonded chemically.

Origin of catenane

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British Dictionary definitions for catenane

catenane

/ (ˈkætɪˌneɪn) /


noun
  1. a type of chemical compound in which the molecules have two or more rings that are interlocked like the links of a chain

Origin of catenane

1
C20: from Latin catena chain + -ane

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