methylcholanthrene

noun meth·yl·cho·lan·threne \ -kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn \

Definition of methylcholanthrene

: a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16

Origin and Etymology of methylcholanthrene

methyl + cholic acid + anthracene


Medical Dictionary

methylcholanthrene

noun meth·yl·cho·lan·threne \ -kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn \

medical Definition of methylcholanthrene

: a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16 obtained from certain bile acids and cholesterol as well as synthetically — compare cholanthrene

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