noun flu·o·rene \ˈflu̇(ə)ˌrēn, ˈflōrˌēn, ˈflȯˌrēn\

Definition of fluorene



  1. :  a colorless crystalline cyclic hydrocarbon C13H10 that has a violet fluorescence and that is obtained usually from the coal-tar distillate which boils between naphthalene and anthracene; ortho-diphenylene-methane

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Origin and Etymology of fluorene

International Scientific Vocabulary fluor- + -ene; originally formed as French fluorène

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a trip made at another's expense

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