benzopyrene

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noun ben·zo·py·rene \ ˌben-zō-ˈpī-ˌrēn , -pī-ˈrēn \

Definition of benzopyrene

:a yellow crystalline carcinogenic hydrocarbon C20H12 found in coal tar called also benzo[a]pyrene

Origin and Etymology of benzopyrene

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + pyrene a crystalline hydrocarbon C16H10, from pyr- + -ene


Medical Dictionary

benzopyrene

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noun ben·zo·py·rene \ ˌben-zō-ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn, -pī-ˈrēn \
variants: or benzpyrene play \benz-ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn, ˌbenz-pī-ˈrēn\

medical Definition of benzopyrene

:a mixture of two isomeric hydrocarbons C20H12 of which one is highly carcinogenic — see benzo[a]pyrene

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