Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

benzanthracene

play
noun benz·an·thra·cene \ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn\

Definition of benzanthracene

  1. :  a crystalline carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon C18H12 that is found in small amounts in coal tar



Origin and Etymology of benzanthracene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1932


Medical Dictionary

benzanthracene

play
noun benz·an·thra·cene \ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn\

Medical Definition of benzanthracene

  1. :  a crystalline feebly carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon C18H12 that is found in small amounts in coal tar




Learn More about benzanthracene

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of benzanthracene


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up benzanthracene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to destroy or remove completely

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

estival brumal vernal hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ