Definition of ionene in US English:

ionene

noun

Chemistry
  • An oily liquid obtained on elimination of a water molecule from α- or β-ionone.

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a class of polymers in which ionized groups are part of the main chain.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Ionen from ancient Greek ἴον violet + German -en<br>1960s. From ion + -ene.

Pronunciation

ionene

/ˈʌɪəniːn/