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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 eth·yl·ene /ˈɛθəˌlin/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 eth·yl·ene /ˈɛθəˌlɪn/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eth·yl·ene n.  Chem. A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H4, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is an unsaturated compound and combines directly with chlorine and bromine to form oily liquids (Dutch liquid), -- hence called olefiant gas. Called also ethene, elayl, and formerly, bicarbureted hydrogen.
 Ethylene series Chem., the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is the type, and represented by the general formula CnH2n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from
          petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many
          other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic [syn: ethene]