polymethine

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EtymologyEdit

poly- +‎ methine

NounEdit

polymethine (plural polymethines)

  1. (organic chemistry) A compound made up from an odd number of methine groups bound together by alternating single and double bonds.

See alsoEdit

  • polyene (a similar compound with an even number of methine groups)
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