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butylene

[byoot-l-een] /ˈbyut lˌin/ Chemistry
noun
1.
Also, butene. any of three isomeric, gaseous hydrocarbons having the formula C 4 H 8 , of the alkene series.
adjective
2.
containing the butylene group.
Origin of butylene
1875-1880
1875-80; butyl + -ene
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butylene

/ˈbjuːtɪˌliːn/
noun
1.
another name for butene
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butylene
  (byt'l-ēn')   
Any of three gaseous hydrocarbons that consist of four carbon atoms in a chain with a double bond between two of the carbons. They are part of the alkene series. Butylenes are used to make synthetic rubber. Chemical formula: C4H8.
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