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anthracene (s) (noun), anthracenes (pl)
A crystalline hydrocarbon derived from coal tar and used in making dyes and detecting radiation: "When pure, anthracene is colorless and has a violet fluorescence which darkens when exposed to sunlight."

"Anthracene is insoluble in water; however, it is quite soluble in carbon disulfide and somewhat soluble in ethanol, methanol, benzene, chloroform, dyes, and other organic solvents."

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