Main definitions of acene in English

: Acene1acene2

Acene1

noun

historical Geology
  • W. Whewell's suggested name for: the earliest epoch of the Tertiary period, the Palaeocene.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Whewell (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science. From a- + -cene.

Pronunciation:

Acene

/ˈeɪsiːn/

Main definitions of acene in English

: Acene1acene2

acene2

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of the series of compounds with a molecule consisting of a line of fused benzene rings.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From -acene, after German Acen.

Pronunciation:

acene

/ˈeɪsiːn/