polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon


polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

noun

Definition of POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON

: any of a class of hydrocarbon molecules with multiple carbon rings that include numerous carcinogenic substances and environmental pollutants—called also PAH, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon

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