/proh"peuh leen'/, Chem.
1. containing the propylene group.
2. Also, propene. a colorless, flammable gas, C3H6, of the olefin series: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
[1840-50; PROPYL + -ENE]

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also called  propene 

      a colourless, flammable, gaseous hydrocarbon, C3H6, obtained from petroleum; large quantities of propylene are used in the manufacture of resins, fibres, and elastomers (see polyolefin), and numerous other chemical products. See glycol; propyl alcohol.

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