Definition of benzopyrene
: a yellow crystalline carcinogenic hydrocarbon C20H12 found in coal tar —called also benzo[a]pyrene
Origin of benzopyrene
International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + pyrene a crystalline hydrocarbon C16H10, from pyr- + -ene
First Known Use: 1936
Learn More about benzopyrene
Medical Dictionary: Definition of "benzopyrene"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up benzopyrene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).