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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: methyldopa
Previous Word in the Dictionary: methyl chloroform
All Words Near: methylcholanthrene

Seen & Heard

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

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More