benzo[a]pyrene

noun

variants also 3,4-benzpyrene
: the yellow crystalline highly carcinogenic isomer of the benzopyrene mixture that is formed especially in the burning of cigarettes, coal, and gasoline

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“Benzo[a]pyrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/benzo%5Ba%5Dpyrene. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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