styrene etymology

English word styrene comes from English -ene, Latin styrax (Gum tree.)

Detailed word origin of styrene

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.
styrax Latin (lat) Gum tree.
styrene English (eng) (chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon, vinyl-benzene; a colourless, oily liquid, used in the manufacture of polymers such as polystyrene.

Words with the same origin as styrene

Descendants of -ene
Crimplene abietene anilinonaphthalene azylene butylene cannabene diene ethylene graphane graphene kerosene kerosenish longifolene naphthalene naphthaleneacetic acid nonethylene olibene oligoethylene glycol polyethylene polystyrene polythene sequoiene triene triethylene
Descendants of styrax
dimethoxystyryl methoxystyrene nitrostyrene pentafluorostyrene styrenyl