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cumene

[kyoo-meen] /ˈkyu min/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless and toxic liquid, C 9 H 12 , soluble in alcohol: used as a solvent and in the production of phenol and acetone.
Also called isopropylbenzene.
Origin
< French cumène; see cumin, -ene
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