fluoranthene

noun

flu·​o·​ran·​thene
flu̇(ə)ˈranˌthēn,
flōˈ-,
flȯˈ-
plural -s
: a white crystalline hydrocarbon C15H10 obtained especially from the coal-tar distillates having the highest boiling points and from petroleum; 1,8-ortho-phenylene-naphthalene

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary fluor- + anthracene; originally formed as German fluoranthen

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“Fluoranthene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluoranthene. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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