benzopyrene


ben·zo·py·rene

noun \ˌben-zō-ˈpī-ˌrēn, -pī-ˈrēn\

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

ben·zo·py·rene

noun \ˌben-zō-ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn, -pī-ˈrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BENZOPYRENE

: a mixture of two isomeric hydrocarbons C20H12 of which one is highly carcinogenic—see benzo[a]pyrene

Variants of BENZOPYRENE

ben·zo·py·rene or benz·py·rene \benz-ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn, ˌbenz-pī-ˈrēn\

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