benzanthracene

noun
benz·an·thra·cene | \ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn \

Definition of benzanthracene 

: a crystalline carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon C18H12 that is found in small amounts in coal tar

First Known Use of benzanthracene

1911, in the meaning defined above

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benzanthracene

noun
benz·an·thra·cene | \ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn \

Medical Definition of benzanthracene 

: a crystalline feebly carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon C18H12 that is found in small amounts in coal tar

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