Definition of propylidene in English:

propylidene

Pronunciation /prəʊˈpʌɪlɪdiːn/ /prəʊˈpɪlɪdiːn/

noun

Chemistry
  • The divalent hydrocarbon radical  CH·CH₂ CH₃. Usually attributive or a formative element in chemical names.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From propyl + -idene, after French propylidène.