triethylene etymology

English word triethylene comes from English tri-, English ethylene

Detailed word origin of triethylene

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.
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.
triethylene English (eng) (organic chemistry, in combination) Three ethylene groups in a molecule.

Words with the same origin as triethylene

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 ethylene
ETFE PTFE TFE XL-ETFE ePTFE ethylenic ethylenically melene methene nonylene quartene tetrylene