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phenanthrene

noun phen·an·threne \fə-ˈnan-ˌthrēn\

Definition of PHENANTHRENE

:  a crystalline tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 of coal tar isomeric with anthracene

Origin of PHENANTHRENE

International Scientific Vocabulary phen- + anthracene
First Known Use: 1882

phenanthrene

noun phen·an·threne \fə-ˈnan-ˌthrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHENANTHRENE

:  a crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 of coal tar isomeric with anthracene

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