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Medical Term:

phenanthrene

Pronunciation: fe-nan'thren

Definition: A compound isomeric with anthracene, derived from coal tar; a major component of steroids, as cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene. Used as a basis for the synthesis and nomenclature of various dyes and drugs.

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