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A colorless organic liquid, C9H8, obtained from coal tar and used in preparing synthetic resins.
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless liquid hydrocarbon extracted from petroleum and coal tar and used in making synthetic resins. Formula: C9H8
[C20: from indole + -ene]
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|Noun||1.||indene - a colorless liquid hydrocarbon extracted from petroleum or coal tar and used in making synthetic resins|
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
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