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fluorene

[floo r-een, -in, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər in, -ɪn, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 13 H 10 , used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and dyes.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French; see fluor-, -ene
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fluorene

/ˈflʊəriːn/
noun
1.
a white insoluble crystalline solid used in making dyes. Formula: (C6H4)2CH2
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