cumene

[ kyoo-meen ]
/ ˈkyu min /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless and toxic liquid, C9H12, soluble in alcohol: used as a solvent and in the production of phenol and acetone.

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Also called isopropylbenzene.

Origin of cumene

<French cumène;see cumin, -ene
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