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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A flammable colorless gaseous alkene.

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  • One was believed to contain ethylene, which is used in plastic-making.
  • A marker on Riley's RediRipe stickers detects a chemical called ethylene gas, which is released by fruit or vegetables as they ripen.
  • Shortages have pushed up prices for inputs such as ethylene and iron ore.
  • "Plant cells possess copper-containing ethylene binding sites called ethylene receptors. for more
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