triphenylene

noun tri·phenyl·ene \trīˈfenəlˌēn, -fēn-\

Definition of triphenylene

  1. :  a crystalline, tetracyclic aromatic hydrocarbon C18H12 present in coal tar and structurally constituted as though three ortho-phenylene radicals were joined to form a central hexagonal ring

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Origin and Etymology of triphenylene

International Scientific Vocabulary triphenyl- + -ene


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