olefine

olefin

[oh-luh-fin]
noun Chemistry.
any member of the alkene series.
Also, olefine [oh-luh-fin, -feen] .


Origin:
1855–60; < French oléf(iant) (see olefiant gas) + -in2

olefinic, adjective
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olefine or olefin (ˈəʊlɪˌfiːn, -fɪn, ˈɒl-, ˈəʊlɪˌfiːn, -fɪn, ˈɒl-)
 
n
other names for alkene
 
[C19: from French oléfiant, ultimately from Latin oleum oil + facere to make]
 
olefin or olefin
 
n
 
[C19: from French oléfiant, ultimately from Latin oleum oil + facere to make]
 
ole'finic or olefin
 
adj

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olefin o·le·fin (ō'lə-fĭn)
n.
Any of a group of unsaturated open chain hydrocarbons possessing one or more double bonds, the simplest of which is ethylene.

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olefin   (ō'lə-fĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
See alkene.
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