Naphthacene



[naf-thuh-seen, nap-] /ˈnæf θəˌsin, ˈnæp-/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
an explosive solid compound, C 1 8 H 1 2 , derived from anthracene and coal tar: used for detonating high explosives, as TNT.

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