olefiant gas

olefiant gas

[oh-luh-fahy-uhnt, oh-lee-fee-, oh-lef-ee-]
noun
ethylene ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1800–10; part translation of French gaz oléfiant, equivalent to olé- (< Latin oleum oil) + -fiant, present participle of -fier -fy; see -ant

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