[naf-thuh-seen, nap-]

noun Chemistry.

an explosive solid compound, C18H12, derived from anthracene and coal tar: used for detonating high explosives, as TNT.

Nearby words

  1. napery,
  2. naphtali,
  3. naphtalite,
  4. naphth-,
  5. naphtha,
  6. naphthalene,
  7. naphthalenic,
  8. naphthalic,
  9. naphthalin,
  10. naphthalize

Origin of naphthacene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019