benzanthracene

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benz·​an·​thra·​cene | \ ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn How to pronounce benzanthracene (audio) \

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 How to pronounce benzanthracene (audio) \

Medical Definition of benzanthracene

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

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