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anthracene


anthracene


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anthracene  \An"thra*cene\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  coal.]  (Chem.) 
  A  solid  hydrocarbon,  {C6H4.C2H2.C6H4},  which  accompanies 
  naphthalene  in  the  last  stages  of  the  distillation  of  coal 
  tar.  Its  chief  use  is  in  the  artificial  production  of 
  alizarin.  [Written  also  {anthracin}.]