picene

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noun (1)

ˈpīˌsēn
plural -s
: a fluorescent crystalline hydrocarbon C22H14 obtained from the pitchy residue of petroleum or lignite tar; benzo-chrysene

Picene

2 of 3

adjective

Pi·​cene
ˈpīˌsēn
: picenian

Picene

3 of 3

noun (2)

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plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of ancient Picenum

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary pic- (from Latin pic-, pix pitch) + -ene

Adjective

Latin picenus of Picenum, from Picenum, ancient Roman province in eastern central Italy

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“Picene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picene. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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