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phenanthrene

 [fĕ-nan´thrēn]
a tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon occurring in coal tar and isomeric with anthracene; it is toxic and carcinogenic.
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phe·nan·threne

(fĕ-nan'thrēn),
A compound isomeric with anthracene, derived from coal tar; a major component of steroids, as cyclopenta[α]phenanthrene. Used as a basis for the synthesis and nomenclature of various dyes and drugs.
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phenanthrene

(fə-năn′thrēn′)
n.
A colorless aromatic crystalline hydrocarbon, C14H10, obtained by fractional distillation of coal-tar oils and used in dyes, drugs, and explosives.
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