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naphthacene

[ naf-thuh-seen, nap- ]
/ ˈnæf θəˌsin, ˈnæp- /
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noun Chemistry.
an explosive solid compound, C18H12, derived from anthracene and coal tar: used for detonating high explosives, as TNT.
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