ethyne

[eth-ahyn, e-thahyn]

noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. ethylene series,
  2. ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid,
  3. ethylic,
  4. ethylidene,
  5. ethylvinyl ether,
  6. ethynodiol,
  7. ethynyl,
  8. ethynyl group,
  9. ethynylation,
  10. eti

Origin of ethyne

eth(yl) + -yne (variant of -ine1)

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British Dictionary definitions for ethyne

ethyne

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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