-ene

1. a noun suffix used in chemistry, in names of hydrocarbons, as anthracene, benzene, naphthalene, specifically those of the olefin or ethylene series, as butylene.

2. a generalised suffix used in trademarks for substances, often implying synthetic manufacture.
{special use of -ene, adjective suffix (as in terrene), from Latin -ēnus (in Greek -ēnos)}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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