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noun Chemistry.
  1. a volatile, flammable petroleum distillate containing a large percentage of butane.
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Origin of cymogene

First recorded in 1885–90; cym(ene) + -o- + -gene
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Historical Examples

  • The lightest of all, cymogene, is given off even at the freezing-point of water.

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  • The lighter and more volatile portions are known under the name of cymogene, rhigolene, gasolene, and naphtha.

British Dictionary definitions for cymogene


  1. US a mixture of volatile flammable hydrocarbons, mainly butane, obtained in the distillation of petroleum
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Word Origin

C19: from cymene + -gene
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