Definition of pyranthrene
: a green-yellow crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of eight compactly but unsymmetrically fused benzene rings in three tiers
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Origin and Etymology of pyranthrene
International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + -anthrene
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