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an•thra•cene



Pronunciation: (an'thru-sēn"), [key]
n. Chem.
a colorless, crystalline powder, C14H12, obtained from coal tar and having a violet fluorescence: used chiefly as a source of anthraquinone and alizarin, and in the process of measuring radioactive materials.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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