fluorene

[floo r-een, -in, flawr-, flohr-]
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noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C13H10, used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and dyes.

Nearby words

  1. fluophosphate,
  2. fluophosphoric acid,
  3. fluor,
  4. fluor-,
  5. fluorapatite,
  6. fluoresce,
  7. fluorescein,
  8. fluorescence,
  9. fluorescence-activated cell sorter,
  10. fluorescent

Origin of fluorene

From French, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at fluor-, -ene

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fluorene

noun

a white insoluble crystalline solid used in making dyes. Formula: (C 6 H 4) 2 CH 2
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