naphthacene

noun
naph·tha·cene | \ˈnafthəˌsēn, ÷ ˈnapth-\
plural -s

Definition of naphthacene 

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

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History and Etymology for naphthacene

International Scientific Vocabulary naphth- + -acene

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