propylene etymology

English word propylene comes from English -ene, English -ylene

Detailed word origin of propylene

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.
-ylene English (eng) (organic chemistry) used to form the names of bivalent radicals.
propylene English (eng) (organic compound) The organic chemical compound propene. An alkene which is a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C3H6.

Words with the same origin as propylene

Descendants of -ene
-enyl acetylene anthranilic benz- benzene cyclobutadiene ethylene indene melene mesitylene mesitylol naphthalene neoprene phenylene polyphenylenevinylene polypropylene polystyrene polythene pyrene styrene styrofoam terpene toluene trimesic
Descendants of -ylene
benzylene butylene methylene propylene glycol propylene oxide