anthracene

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anthracene   (ān'thrə-sēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A crystalline hydrocarbon that consists of three benzene rings fused together. It is extracted from coal tar and is used to make dyes and organic chemicals. Chemical formula: C14H10.
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