Methylethylene; a gaseous olefinic hydrocarbon. SYN: propene.
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pro·pyl·ene 'prō-pə-.lēn n a flammable gaseous hydrocarbon C3H6 obtained by cracking petroleum hydrocarbons and used chiefly in organic synthesis called also propene

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pro·pyl·ene (proґpə-lēn) chemical name: propene. A gaseous hydrocarbon, CH3CHCH2, of the olefin series.

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