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.]<-- tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. -->

 

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