olefin

olefin
olefin [ō′ləfin, ō′ləfēn΄ō′lə fin]
n.
[< Fr ( gaz) oléfiant < L oleum,OIL + prp. of Fr fier, to make < L facere: see DO1]
ALKENE: also olefine [ō′ləfin, ō′ləfēn΄]
olefinic [ō′ləfin′ik]
adj.

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