phenanthrene

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See also: phénanthrène

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Etymology[edit]

From phen(o)- +‎ anthr(ac)ene.

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phenanthrene (countable and uncountable, plural phenanthrenes)

  1. (organic chemistry) A tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; used in the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals and explosives; it is isomeric with anthracene.

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