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methylene

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methylene (-)
  1. (organic chemistry) The divalent radical CH2< in which the free valencies are part of single bonds.
  2. (organic chemistry) The same group, present as a repeating unit, in aliphatic compounds with names such as hexamethylenediamine.
  3. (organic chemistry) The unstable carbene CH2:

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