ethylene etymology

English word ethylene comes from English -ene, English ethyl

Detailed word origin of ethylene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ene English (eng) (organic chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene.. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon having at least one double bond; an alkene.. A polymer derived from an alkene. A single-atom thick two-dimensional layer of atoms.
ethyl English (eng) (organic chemistry) The univalent hydrocarbon radical, C2H5, formally derived from ethane by the loss of a hydrogen atom.
ethylene English (eng) (organic chemistry) The divalent radical derived from ethane.. (organic compound) The common name for the organic chemical compound ethene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4.

Words with the same origin as ethylene

Descendants of -ene
Crimplene abietene anilinonaphthalene azylene butylene cannabene diene graphane graphene kerosene kerosenish longifolene naphthalene naphthaleneacetic acid nonethylene olibene oligoethylene glycol polyethylene polystyrene polythene sequoiene styrene triene triethylene
Descendants of ethyl
dichloroethane diiodoethane eth- ethane ethanol ethionic acid pethidine phosphatidylethanolamine phosphorylethanolamine