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a suffix used to form names of unsaturated hydrocarbons (anthracene; benzene), especially those of the alkene series (butylene).

Origin of -ene

< Greek -ēnē, feminine of -ēnos, adj. suffix denoting origin or source
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British Dictionary definitions for ene (2 of 2)


n combining form

(in chemistry) indicating an unsaturated compound containing double bondsbenzene; ethylene

Word Origin for -ene

from Greek -ēnē, feminine patronymic suffix
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Medicine definitions for ene



An unsaturated organic compound, especially one containing a double bond between carbon atoms:ethylene.

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Science definitions for ene


A suffix used to form the names of hydrocarbons having one or more double bonds, such as benzene.

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