indene

[in-deen]

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C9H8, obtained from coal tar by fractional distillation: used in synthesizing resins.

Nearby words

  1. indemnify,
  2. indemnitee,
  3. indemnitor,
  4. indemnity,
  5. indemonstrable,
  6. indent,
  7. indentation,
  8. indented,
  9. indention,
  10. indenture

Origin of indene

First recorded in 1885–90; ind- + -ene

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British Dictionary definitions for indene

indene

noun

a colourless liquid hydrocarbon extracted from petroleum and coal tar and used in making synthetic resins. Formula: C 9 H 8

Word Origin for indene

C20: from indole + -ene

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Science definitions for indene

indene

[ĭndēn′]

A colorless organic liquid obtained from coal tar and used in preparing synthetic resins. Chemical formula: C9H8.
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