butene

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bu·tene

 (byo͞o′tēn′)
n.
Any of three gaseous isomeric ethylene hydrocarbons, C4H8, used principally in making synthetic rubbers. Also called butylene.

butene

(ˈbjuːtiːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a pungent colourless gas existing in four isomeric forms, all of which are used in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C4H8. Also called: butylene
[C20: from but(yl) + -ene]

bu•tyl•ene

(ˈbyut lˌin)

also butene


n.
any of three isomeric gaseous alkenes having the formula C4H8.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butene - any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers
isobutylene - used also in making gasoline components
polybutene, polybutylene - a polymer of butylene; used in lubricants and synthetic rubber
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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