noun in·dene \ˈinˌdēn\

Definition of indene



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of indene

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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