from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coal tar derivative, C13H9N, that has a strongly irritating odor and is used in the manufacture of dyes and synthetics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tricyclic aromatic heterocycle, dibenzopyridine, obtained from coal tar; it is used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs
- n. Any of many derivatives of this compound
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An organic compound derived from anthracene by replacing one of its CH-groups with a nitrogen atom, its empirical formula being C14H9N. It is important in the color industry.
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