an·​thra·​nol | \ ˈan(t)thrəˌnōl, -äl \
plural -s

Definition of anthranol

: an unstable brown-yellow alkali-soluble fluorescent solid phenol C14H9OH formed from anthrone by alkaline treatment and changing to anthrone on standing

called also 9-anthrol

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First Known Use of anthranol

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthranol

International Scientific Vocabulary anthracene + -ol

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“Anthranol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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