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naphthacene

[naf-thuh-seen, nap-] /ˈnæf θəˌsin, ˈnæp-/
noun, Chemistry
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an explosive solid compound, C 1 8 H 1 2 , derived from anthracene and coal tar: used for detonating high explosives, as TNT.
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