anthracene

noun
an·​thra·​cene | \ˈan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn \

Definition of anthracene 

: a crystalline tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 obtained from coal-tar distillation

First Known Use of anthracene

1863, in the meaning defined above

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anthracene

noun
an·​thra·​cene | \ˈan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn \

Medical Definition of anthracene 

: a crystalline cyclic hydrocarbon C14H10 obtained from coal-tar distillation

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