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[mass noun] A crystalline hydrocarbon present in coal tar.
- ‘The difference in expression of vitellogenin and choriogenins H and E between fish exposed to phenanthrene and reduced phenanthrene suggests that the two compounds may affect estrogenic receptors differently.’
- ‘Fujiwara repeated uptake and release experiments with both pyrene and phenanthrene, whose molecules are smaller than those of cholestane, with similar results.’
- ‘The Cornell team worked with sand contaminated with phenanthrene, a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon typically found in coal tar.’
- ‘Hplc analysis of the extracts showed that phenanthrene, fluoranthene and pyrene were the most abundant PAHs in all samples.’
- ‘The organic compound phenanthrene can be precipitated from an ethanolic solution by the addition of water.’
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