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olefin

[ oh-luh-fin ]
/ ˈoʊ lə fɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
any member of the alkene series.
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Also o·le·fine [oh-luh-fin, -feen]. /ˈoʊ lə fɪn, -ˌfin/.

Origin of olefin

1855–60; <French oléf(iant) (see olefiant gas) + -in2

OTHER WORDS FROM olefin

o·le·fin·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for olefin

olefin
[ ōlə-fĭn ]

n.
Any of a group of unsaturated open chain hydrocarbons possessing one or more double bonds, the simplest of which is ethylene.
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Scientific definitions for olefin

olefin
[ ōlə-fĭn ]

See alkene.
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