triene etymology

English word triene comes from English tri-, English -ene

Detailed word origin of triene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
-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.
triene English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any alkene that has three double bonds.

Words with the same origin as triene

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
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 styrene triethylene