anthracene(redirected from anthracin)
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a crystalline hydrocarbon, C14h10, from coal tar, used in making dyes.
1. A hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; it oxidizes to anthraquinone, which is converted to alizarin dyes. Synonym(s): anthracin
2. A compound containing anthracene (1) as a part of its structure.
[G. anthrax, coal]
anthracene/an·thra·cene/ (an´thrah-sēn) a crystalline hydrocarbon derived from coal tar and used in the manufacture of anthracene dyes.
a crystalline hydrocarbon, C14H10, from coal tar.