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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