Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A colorless organic liquid, C9H8, obtained from coal tar and used in preparing synthetic resins.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless viscid liquid, , found in coal-tar oil. It boils at 179.5–180.5° C.

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  • noun organic chemistry The bicyclic hydrocarbon consisting of a benzene ring fused to one of cyclopentadiene.

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  • noun a colorless liquid hydrocarbon extracted from petroleum or coal tar and used in making synthetic resins

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ind(ole) + –ene.]

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