pyrene

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Etymology 1[edit]

From pyr- +‎ -ene.

Noun[edit]

pyrene (plural pyrenes)

  1. (chemistry) A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon containing four fused benzene rings; first isolated from coal tar
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek πυρήν (purḗn, fruit stone).

Noun[edit]

pyrene (plural pyrenes)

  1. (botany) the stone of a drupe