Meaning of OLEFIN in English

OLEFIN

noun

also olefine ˈōləfə̇n, -əˌfēn

( -s )

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary olef iant ( gas ) + -in, -ine

: an unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbon containing at least one double bond ; especially : a member of the ethylene series : alkene — compare cycloolefin , diolefin , triolefin

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.