Other definitions for -ene (2 of 2)


  1. 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 (1 of 2)


symbol for
  1. east-northeast

British Dictionary definitions for -ene (2 of 2)


n combining form
  1. (in chemistry) indicating an unsaturated compound containing double bonds: benzene; ethylene

Origin of -ene

from Greek -ēnē, feminine patronymic suffix

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Scientific definitions for -ene


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

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