plural -s
: a liquid readily polymerizable hydrocarbon C9H8 obtained from coal tar by distillation or from petroleum by cracking and used chiefly in making resins compare coumarone-indene resin

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary ind ole + -ene; probably originally formed as German inden

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“Indene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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