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W. Whewell's suggested name for: the earliest epoch of the Tertiary period, the Palaeocene.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Whewell (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science. From a- + -cene.
Any of the series of compounds with a molecule consisting of a line of fused benzene rings.
1940s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From -acene, after German Acen.
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