a combining form meaning “coal,” “carbon,” “carbuncle,” used in the formation of compound words:
anthracosis; anthracnose; anthracoid.

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  • Anthracene

    a colorless, crystalline powder, c 14 h 12 , obtained from coal tar and having a violet fluorescence: used chiefly as a source of and alizarin, and in the process of measuring radioactive materials. historical examples another trihydroxy-anthraquinone, although not obtained directly from anthracene, must be claimed as a tar-product. coal raphael meldola it is […]

  • Anthracic

    anthracic anthracic an·thrac·ic (ān-thrās’ĭk) adj. relating to anthrax.

  • Anthracite coal

    a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost without flame; hard coal. historical examples since 1900 nearly 35,000 of them have come to america, settling mostly in the anthracite coal regions. aliens or americans? howard b. grose anthracite coal was known in this country only as a hard black rock. checking […]

  • Anthracnose

    a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus. historical examples “boll rot,” or “anthracnose,” is a disease which may at times be sufficiently serious to destroy from 10 to 50% of the crop. encyclopaedia britannica, 11th edition, volume 7, slice 5 various the leaves would dry up and the berries […]

  • Anthraco-

    variant of before a consonant.

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