Ketene Definition

kētēn
noun
A colorless, toxic gas, H2C∶CO, with a penetrating odor, made by passing acetone or acetic acid through hot metal tubes: used esp. as an acetylating agent.
Webster's New World
Any of a series of related organic compounds containing the C∶CO group.
Webster's New World

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ketene
Plural:
ketenes

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