[ floor-een, -in, flawr-, flohr- ]
/ ˈflʊər in, -ɪn, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr- /
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a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C13H10, used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and dyes.
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It also acts as a chromogenic centre when double bonds or ethylenic linkages are present, as in fluorene ketone or fluorenone.
British Dictionary definitions for fluorene
/ (ˈflʊəriːn) /
a white insoluble crystalline solid used in making dyes. Formula: (C 6 H 4) 2 CH 2
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