phenanthrene

noun

phen·​an·​threne fə-ˈnan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce phenanthrene (audio)
: a crystalline tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 of coal tar isomeric with anthracene

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary phen- + anthracene

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phenanthrene was in 1873

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“Phenanthrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenanthrene. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

phenanthrene

noun
phen·​an·​threne fə-ˈnan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce phenanthrene (audio)
: a crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 of coal tar isomeric with anthracene

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