Definition of triene in English:

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triene

Pronunciation: /ˈtrīēn/

noun

Chemistry
An unsaturated hydrocarbon containing three double bonds between carbon atoms.
Example sentences
  • They established that the conjugated triene was further hydrogenated to a non-conjugated diene and eventually to the monoene 18: 1 til (vaccenic acid) as was the c9, Ml CLA.
  • The cells contain histamine and trienes leukotrines (white cell, triple-bonded chemicals) that loosen cell joints and allow foreign proteins to enter deeply, causing lung tube spasm.
  • However, trienes, whether substituted or not, are only extremely weakly fluorescent, whereas dienes are considered as nonfluorescent.

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Syllabification: tri·ene

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