pyranthrene

noun
pyr·​an·​threne | \ pə̇ˈranˌthrēn, pīˈr- \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for pyranthrene

International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + -anthrene

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“Pyranthrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyranthrene. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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