Acetylene Definition

ə-sĕtl-ēn, -ən
noun
A colorless, poisonous, highly flammable gaseous hydrocarbon, HC⋮CH, produced by the reaction of water and calcium carbide: used in organic compound synthesis, for lighting, and with oxygen in welding: the simplest alkyne.
Webster's New World

(organic chemistry, countable) Any organic compound having one or more carbon–carbon triple bonds; an alkyne.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
ethynealkyne

Other Word Forms of Acetylene

Noun

Singular:
acetylene
Plural:
acetylenes

Origin of Acetylene

  • From French acétylène, coined by French chemist Marcellin Berthelot, from acetyl.

    From Wiktionary

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