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naph•tha•cene



Pronunciation: (naf'thu-sēn", nap'-), [key]
n. Chem.
an explosive solid compound, C18H12, derived from anthracene and coal tar: used for detonating high explosives, as TNT. Also,tetracene,tetrazene.

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