1. alkyne

noun. a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis.


  • acetylene
  • oxyacetylene
  • aliphatic compound

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Sentences with alkyne

1. Noun, singular or mass
Another example is histrioconicotoxin, an alkyne compound found in the skin of the poison arrow frog from the same region.

2. Adjective
A few compounds of medical interest aside from ethinyl estradiol also contain alkyne units.