Definition of fulvene
: an unstable yellow hydrocarbon C6H6 that is a methylene derivative of cyclopentadiene; also : any of a series of its derivatives
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Origin and Etymology of fulvene
German fulven, from Latin fulvus tawny + German -en -ene
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