Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

propylene

[proh-puh-leen]Chemistry
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. containing the propylene group.
noun
  1. Also propene. a colorless, flammable gas, C3H6, of the olefin series: used chiefly in organic synthesis.

Origin of propylene

First recorded in 1840–50; propyl + -ene
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for propylene

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for propylene

propylene

noun
  1. another name for propene

Word Origin

C19: from propyl + -ene
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

propylene in Medicine

propylene

(prōpə-lēn′)
n.
  1. A flammable gas derived from processing petroleum hydrocarbon and used in organic synthesis.propene
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

propylene in Science

propylene

[prōpə-lēn′]
  1. A flammable gas produced by cracking (breaking down) petroleum and used to make plastics and isopropyl alcohol. Propylene is the second member of the alkene series. Also called propene. Chemical formula: C3H6.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.