Meaning of naphthacene

naph•tha•cene

Pronunciation: (naf'thu-sēn", nap'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. an explosive solid compound, CH, derived from anthracene and coal tar: used for detonating high explosives, as TNT.
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