acetylene etymology

English word acetylene comes from French acétylène ((organic chemistry) acetylene.)

Detailed word origin of acetylene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
acétylène French (fra) (organic chemistry) acetylene.
acetylene English (eng) (organic chemistry, countable) Any organic compound having one or more carbon–carbon triple bonds; an alkyne.. (organic compound, uncountable) Ethyne; the simplest alkyne, a hydrocarbon of formula HC≡CH. It is a colourless, odorless gas, formerly used as an illuminating gas, but now used in welding or metallurgy.

Words with the same origin as acetylene

Descendants of acétylène
acetylene torch polyacetylene