Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A solid hydrocarbon, C15 H10, found in coal-tar, in American petroleum, and in the organic distillate obtained in the preparation of mercury from its ores in Idria, whence its other name, idryl. It melts at 110° C.
- n. organic chemistry A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of a benzene ring attached to each of the rings of a naphthalene molecule; it is carcinogenic, and is a product of incomplete combustion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A white crystalline hydrocarbon C15H10, of a complex structure, found as one ingredient of the higher boiling portion of coal tar.
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“The same report also indicated that laboratory tests have shown the site is contaminated with fluoranthene, phenanthrene, benzo (a) pyrene, and several metals including arsenic, chromium, copper, lead, silver and mercury all at levels that exceeded residential clean-up, direct contact or drinking water protection criteria.”
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