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cumene

[kyoo-meen]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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Origin of cumene

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