anthracene definition by Webster's New World
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a crystalline cyclic hydrocarbon, CH(CH)CH, a product of coal-tar distillation used in making alizarin dyes and as a detector of radiation
Origin: ; from Classical Greek anthrax, coal plush -ene
anthracene definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A crystalline hydrocarbon, C14H10, extracted from coal tar and used in the manufacture of dyes and organic chemicals.
Origin: Greek anthrax, anthrak-, charcoal + -ene.
anthracene - Science Definition
A crystalline hydrocarbon that consists of three benzene rings fused together. It is extracted from coal tar and is used to make dyes and organic chemicals. Chemical formula: C14H10.