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noun 
  1. (organic chemistry) Any organic compound having one or more carbon-carbon triple bond; an alkyne.
  2. (organic compound) ethyne, Ethyne; the simplest alkyne, a hydrocarbon of formula HCâ¡CH. It is a colourless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odour, formerly used as an illuminating gas, but now used in welding or metallurgy.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: acetyleen
  • French: acétylène
  • German: Acetylen
  • Italian: acetilene
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: acetileno
Etymology: From (term, acetyl) + (term, -ene).


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