melene etymology

English word melene comes from English ethylene, English melissic

Detailed word origin of melene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
melissic English (eng)
melene English (eng) (organic compound) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C30H60, of the ethylene series, obtained from beeswax as a white, scaly, crystalline wax.

Words with the same origin as melene

Descendants of ethylene
ETFE PTFE TFE XL-ETFE ePTFE ethylenic ethylenically methene nonylene quartene tetrylene
Descendants of melissic
melissate melissene melissyl