fluorene

fluorene

[floor-een, -in, flawr-, flohr-]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 13 H 10 , used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and dyes.

Origin:
1880–85; < French; see fluor-, -ene

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fluorene (ˈflʊəriːn)
 
n
a white insoluble crystalline solid used in making dyes. Formula: (C6H4)2CH2

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