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Meaning of fluorene

fluor•ene

Pronunciation: (floor'ēn, -in, flôr'-, flōr'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CH, used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and dyes.
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