Tri`de*cat"y*lene\ (tr[-i]`d[-e]*k[a^]t"[i^]*l[=e]n), n. [Pref. tri-+ Gr. de`katos tenth + E. ethylene.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon, C13H26, of the ethylene series, corresponding to tridecane, and obtained from Burmah petroleum as a light colorless liquid; -- called also tridecylene, and tridecene.
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