azoxymethane

noun
az·​oxy·​meth·​ane

Definition of azoxymethane

: a carcinogen C7H6N2 used to produce tumors in the colon of laboratory animals Pretreatment of the mice with azoxymethane increases the incidence of colon cancer to approximately 100%.— Joanne A. P. Wilson, New England Journal of Medicine, 19 June 2008

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First Known Use of azoxymethane

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Azoxymethane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azoxymethane. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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