[ muh-tal-uh-seen ]
/ məˈtæl əˌsin /

noun Chemistry.

an organometallic coordination compound consisting of a metal bonded to one or two rings of cyclopentadiene.


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Origin of metallocene

metallo- + -cene < Greek koinós shared (see ceno-2) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for metallocene

/ (mɪˈtæləʊˌsiːn) /


chem any one of a class of organometallic sandwich compounds of the general formula M(C 5 H 5) 2, where M is a metal atomSee ferrocene

Word Origin for metallocene

C20: from metallo- + -cene, as in ferrocene
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