A compound isomeric with anthracene, derived from coal tar; a major component of steroids, as cyclopenta[α]p.. Used as a basis for the synthesis of various dyes and drugs.

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phen·an·threne fə-'nan-.thrēn n a crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 of coal tar isomeric with anthracene

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phe·nan·threne (fə-nanґthrēn) a tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon occurring in coal tar and isomeric with anthracene; it is toxic and carcinogenic.

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