cycloolefin

cycloolefin

[sahy-kloh-oh-luh-fin, sik-loh-]
noun Chemistry.
any of the homologous series of unsaturated, alicyclic hydrocarbons, as cyclooctatetraene and cyclopentadiene, containing one double bond in the ring and having the general formula C 11 H 2n−2 .

Origin:
1920–25; cyclo- + olefin

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