benzanthracene

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

Definition of benzanthracene

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

Origin and Etymology of benzanthracene

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benzanthracene

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

Medical Definition of benzanthracene

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


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