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Ethynyl. Frequently attributive Originally as a formative element in the names of compounds, as acetenylbenzene.→ ethynyl
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From French acétényle from acet- and -en- (in acétylène) + -yle -yl.
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