any of a series of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons containing a triple bond and having the general formula CH: these compounds are sometimes said to be in the acetylene series
Origin of alkynealky(l) + -(i)ne
Any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon triple bond and the general formula CnH2n−2.
Origin of alkynealky(l) -(i)ne 2
- (organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon–carbon triple bond.