noun naph·tha·cene \ˈnafthəˌsēn, ÷ ˈnapth-\

Definition of naphthacene



  1. :  an orange crystalline tetracyclic hydrocarbon C18H12 isomeric with chrysene and benzanthracene and present in small amounts in coal tar

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Origin and Etymology of naphthacene

International Scientific Vocabulary naphth- + -acene

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