ethyne

[ eth-ahyn, e-thahyn ]
/ ˈɛθ aɪn, ɛˈθaɪn /

noun Chemistry.

Origin of ethyne

eth(yl) + -yne (variant of -ine1)
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British Dictionary definitions for ethyne

ethyne

/ (ˈiːθaɪn, ˈɛθaɪn) /

noun

another name for acetylene

Word Origin for ethyne

C20: from ethyl + -ine ²
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Science definitions for ethyne

ethyne

[ ĕthīn′ ]

See acetylene.

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