What does methylene mean?

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ˈmɛθ əˌlinmethy·lene

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. methylene group, methylene radical, methylenenoun

    the bivalent radical CH2 derived from methane


  1. methylenenoun

    The divalent radical CH< in which the free valencies are part of single bonds.

    Etymology: méthylène, from μέθυ + ὕλη.

  2. methylenenoun

    The same group, present as a repeating unit, in aliphatic compounds with names such as hexamethylenediamine.

    Etymology: méthylène, from μέθυ + ὕλη.

  3. methylenenoun

    The unstable carbene CH:

    Etymology: méthylène, from μέθυ + ὕλη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Methylenenoun

    a hydrocarbon radical, CH2, not known in the free state, but regarded as an essential residue and component of certain derivatives of methane; as, methylene bromide, CH2Br2; -- formerly called also methene

    Etymology: [F. mthylne, from Gr. wine + wood; -- a word coined to correspond to the name wood spirit.]


  1. Methylene

    Methylene, also called carbene is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH 2. It is a colourless gas that fluoresces in the mid-infrared range, and only persists in dilution, or as an adduct. Methylene is the simplest carbene. It is usually detected only at very low pressures, very low temperatures, or as a short-lived intermediate in chemical reactions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of methylene in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of methylene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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