durene

noun
du·​rene | \ ˈd(y)u̇ˌrēn \
plural -s

Definition of durene

: a colorless crystalline hydrocarbon C6H2(CH3)4 having an odor like camphor and occurring in coal tar and in petroleum; 1,2,4,5-tetramethyl-benzene

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History and Etymology for durene

International Scientific Vocabulary dur- (from Latin durus hard) + -ene

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“Durene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durene. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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