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diene

[dahy-een, dahy-een] /ˈdaɪ in, daɪˈin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any compound, as 1,3-butadiene, CH 2 =CH−CH=CH 2 , that contains two double bonds.
Also called diolefin.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; di-1 + -ene
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diene

/ˈdaɪiːn/
noun
1.
(chem) a hydrocarbon that contains two carbon-to-carbon double bonds in its molecules
Word Origin
from di-1 + -ene
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