[ fuh-nan-threen ]
/ fəˈnæn θrin /
a colorless, shiny, crystalline, water-insoluble isomer of anthracene, C14H10, derived from coal tar: used chiefly in dyestuffs and in the synthesis of drugs.
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Example sentences from the Web for phenanthrene
Phenanthrene forms a quinone which has been utilized as a source of colouring-matters, but these are comparatively unimportant.Coal|Raphael Meldola
The next members are the isomers anthracene and phenanthrene, C14H10, formed from three benzene nuclei.
British Dictionary definitions for phenanthrene
/ (fɪˈnænθriːn) /
a colourless crystalline aromatic compound isomeric with anthracene: used in the manufacture of dyes, drugs, and explosives. Formula: C 14 H 10
Word Origin for phenanthrene
C19: from pheno- + anthracene
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Medical definitions for phenanthrene
[ fə-năn′thrēn′ ]
A colorless crystalline hydrocarbon obtained by fractional distillation of coal-tar oils and used in drugs.
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Scientific definitions for phenanthrene
[ fə-năn′thrēn′ ]
A colorless, crystalline hydrocarbon obtained by fractional distillation of coal-tar oils and used in dyes, drugs, and explosives. Phenanthrene is an isomer of anthracene and has three benzene rings fused together but not arranged in a straight line. Chemical formula: C14H10.
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