methylcholanthrene


meth·yl·cho·lan·threne

noun \-kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn\

Definition of METHYLCHOLANTHRENE

:  a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16

Origin of METHYLCHOLANTHRENE

methyl + cholic acid + anthracene
First Known Use: 1933

meth·yl·cho·lan·threne

noun \-kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METHYLCHOLANTHRENE

: a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16 obtained from certain bile acids and cholesterol as well as synthetically—compare cholanthrene

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