phenanthrene

noun
phen·​an·​threne | \ fə-ˈnan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce phenanthrene (audio) \

Definition of phenanthrene

: a crystalline tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 of coal tar isomeric with anthracene

First Known Use of phenanthrene

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phenanthrene

International Scientific Vocabulary phen- + anthracene

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“Phenanthrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenanthrene. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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phenanthrene

noun
phen·​an·​threne | \ fə-ˈnan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce phenanthrene (audio) \

Medical Definition of phenanthrene

: a crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 of coal tar isomeric with anthracene

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