polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

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polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

[‚päl·ē‚sī·klik ‚ar·ə‚mad·ik ′hī·drə‚kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A compound containing two or more fused benzene rings such as naphthalene or anthracene.
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