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.

Origin of cumene

< French cumène; see cumin, -ene
Also called isopropylbenzene.
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