methylcholanthrene

noun

meth·​yl·​cho·​lan·​threne ˌme-thəl-kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce methylcholanthrene (audio)
: a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16

Word History

Etymology

methyl + cholic acid + anthracene

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of methylcholanthrene was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Methylcholanthrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylcholanthrene. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

methylcholanthrene

noun
meth·​yl·​cho·​lan·​threne -kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce methylcholanthrene (audio)
: a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16 obtained from certain bile acids and cholesterol as well as synthetically compare cholanthrene
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