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methylcholanthrene

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noun meth·yl·cho·lan·threne \-kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn\

Definition of methylcholanthrene

  1. :  a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16



Origin of methylcholanthrene

methyl + cholic acid + anthracene


First Known Use: 1933


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methylcholanthrene

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noun meth·yl·cho·lan·threne \-kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn\

Medical Definition of methylcholanthrene

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




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