Any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon triple bond and the general formula Cn H2n−2 .
Any of a series of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons containing a triple bond and having the general formula CnH2n-2: these compounds are sometimes said to be in the acetylene series.
Webster's New World
(organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon–carbon triple bond.
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