What does anthracene mean?
The definition of anthracene
An”thra*cene, n.
Etym: [Gr. (Chem.)

A solid hydrocarbon, C6H4.C2H2.C6H4, which accompanies naphthalene in the last stages of the distillation of coal tar. Its chief use is in the artificial production of alizarin. [Written also anthracin.]