anthracene /ˈanθrəsiːn/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Chemistry] a colourless crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon obtained by the distillation of crude oils and used in chemical manufacture.

●A tricyclic compound; chem. formula: C14H10.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek anthrax, anthrak- ‘coal’ + -ene.

Add Comment

By Oxford

Oxford

Get in touch

Quickly communicate covalent niche markets for maintainable sources. Collaboratively harness resource sucking experiences whereas cost effective meta-services.