-ene

-ene

Chemistry.
a suffix used to form names of unsaturated hydrocarbons (anthracene; benzene ), especially those of the alkene series (butylene ).

Origin:
< Greek -ēnē, feminine of -ēnos, adj. suffix denoting origin or source

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-ene
 
n combining form
(in chemistry) indicating an unsaturated compound containing double bonds: benzene; ethylene
 
[from Greek -ēnē, feminine patronymic suffix]

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-ene suff.
An unsaturated organic compound, especially one containing a double bond between carbon atoms: ethylene.

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-ene  
A suffix used to form the names of hydrocarbons having one or more double bonds, such as benzene.
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