[ in-deen ]
/ ˈɪn din /
a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C9H8, obtained from coal tar by fractional distillation: used in synthesizing resins.
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British Dictionary definitions for indene
/ (ˈɪndiːn) /
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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Scientific definitions for indene
[ ĭn′dēn′ ]
A colorless organic liquid obtained from coal tar and used in preparing synthetic resins. Chemical formula: C9H8.
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