methylcholanthrene

noun
meth·​yl·​cho·​lan·​threne | \ ˌme-thəl-kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce methylcholanthrene (audio) \

Definition of methylcholanthrene

: a potent carcinogenic hydrocarbon C21H16

First Known Use of methylcholanthrene

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for methylcholanthrene

methyl + cholic acid + anthracene

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“Methylcholanthrene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylcholanthrene. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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methylcholanthrene

noun
meth·​yl·​cho·​lan·​threne | \ -kə-ˈlan-ˌthrēn How to pronounce methylcholanthrene (audio) \

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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