Main meanings of Acene in English

: acene1Acene2

Acene1

Pronunciation /ˈeɪsiːn/

noun

historical Geology
  • W. Whewell's suggested name for: the earliest epoch of the Tertiary period, the Palaeocene.

    The name was not adopted by Lyell, who did, however, use Whewell's terms Eocene, Miocene, and Pliocene.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Whewell (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science. From a- + -cene.

Main meanings of acene in English

: acene1Acene2

acene2

Pronunciation /ˈeɪsiːn/

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of the series of compounds with a molecule consisting of a line of fused benzene rings.

    The simplest such compounds are "naphthalene" (two rings) and "anthracene" (three rings).

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From -acene, after German Acen.