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olefin

[oh-luh-fin]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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
Related formso·le·fin·ic, adjective
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olefin in Medicine

olefin

lə-fĭn)
n.
  1. 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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olefin in Science

olefin

lə-fĭn]
  1. See alkene.
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