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phe•nan•threne



Pronunciation: (fu-nan'thrēn), [key]
n. Chem.
a colorless, shiny, crystalline, water-insoluble isomer of anthracene, C14H10, derived from coal tar: used chiefly in dyestuffs and in the synthesis of drugs.

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