chrysene

noun
chry·​sene | \ ˈkrīˌsēn \
plural -s

Definition of chrysene

: a white crystalline hydrocarbon C18H12 with violet fluorescence obtained from coal-tar fractions and from petroleum by cracking and prepared from indene by catalytic dehydrogenation; 1,2-benzo-phenanthrene

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History and Etymology for chrysene

French chrysène, from chrys- + -ène -ene

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“Chrysene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrysene. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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