<chemistry> A solid hydrocarbon, C6H4.C2H2.C6H4, which accompanies naphthalene in the last stages of the distillation of coal tar. Its chief use is in the artificial production of alizarin.

Alternative forms: anthracin.

Origin: Gr. Coal.

(01 Mar 1998)

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