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cyclopentadiene

[sahy-kluh-pen-tuh-dahy-een, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˌpɛn təˈdaɪ in, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun
1.
a colorless liquid, C 5 H 6 , derived by the distillation of coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of insecticides and resins.
Origin
cyclo- + penta- + -diene
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cyclopentadiene

/ˌsaɪkləʊˌpɛntəˈdaɪiːn/
noun
1.
a colourless liquid unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon obtained in the cracking of petroleum hydrocarbons and the distillation of coal tar: used in the manufacture of plastics and insecticides. Formula: C5H6
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