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Etymology

From the Greek feminine patronymic.

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-ene

  1. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon having at least one double bond; an alkene.
  2. (organic chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene.
  3. A polymer derived from an alkene.

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The common names of some other organic compounds also end in ene.

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