melene definition

  • noun:
    • An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C30H60, associated with the ethylene show, gotten from beeswax as a white, scaly, crystalline wax.
    • An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C30H60, regarding the ethylene series, gotten from beeswax as a white, scaly, crystalline wax; -- labeled as in addition melissene, and melissylene.
    • A colorless, crystalline, olefinic hydrocarbon, C30H60, prepared by the distillation of beeswax. It melts at 82° C.

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