Definition of acetenyl in English:

acetenyl

noun

rare Chemistry
  • = ethynyl . Frequently attributive. Originally as a formative element in the names of compounds, as "acetenylbenzene".

Pronunciation

acetenyl

/ˌasɪˈtɛnʌɪl/ /ˌasɪˈtɛn(ɪ)l/ /əˈsɛtɪnʌɪl/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From French acétényle from acet- and -en- (in acétylène) + -yle -yl.